The shot you may not know you need
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- Pregnant women: You should get vaccinated during the third trimester every time you’re pregnant. Talk to your doctor about getting the whooping cough shot.
- Family members (siblings, cousins, aunts, grandparents, etc.) and caregivers who will be around your newborn: Many pharmacies provide the whooping cough vaccine, saving your relatives a trip to the doctor. It is recommended they are vaccinated at least 2 weeks before being around the baby to build up protection.
- Babies: After birth, make sure your little one receives all doses of his whooping cough vaccine. You can find the CDC’s full recommended schedule of vaccine administration for babies here.