Pertussis Vaccination Protection

Updated: Sep 26, 2018

Vaccine protection for pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, and diphtheria is extremely important when it comes to protecting the health of babies. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious disease that is most serious for babies. People with whooping cough usually spread the disease by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others. Parents, older siblings, or other caregivers can give whooping cough to babies without even knowing they have the disease. When babies catch whooping cough, they can get very sick. Young babies can get pneumonia (lung infection) as well as serious trouble breathing. About half of babies younger than 1 year old who get whooping cough end up in the hospital, and in the cases, die from the disease. Babies need protection because they can catch whooping cough from anyone around them quite easily.

Although vaccine protection is very efficient, it doe fade over time. This means that all adults, aged 19 and over who have not previously received a Tdap vaccine need a booster shot. Experts recommend adults receive a tetanus and diphtheria booster (called Td) every 10 years. The easiest thing for adults to do is to get Tdap instead of their next regular Td booster. The dose of Tdap can be given earlier than the 10-year mark. Being up-to-date with one dose of Tdap is especially important for adults who are around babies. Remember that even fully-vaccinated adults can get pertussis. Whooping cough is a serious disease that can cause babies to stop breathing. You can help protect babies from whooping cough by getting your vaccine and making sure your baby gets vaccinated.

At MedConsult, we offer ADACEL vaccination protection for 1,031 Thai baht. If you would like to come into the clinic for a vaccination, it is not necessary to make an appointment. Just walk into the clinic at any time (Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm or Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm) and the nurse will take care of your needs.

Adacel Vaccination Price: 1,031 Thai Baht

Please do contact us by sending an email to or giving us a call on 02-018-7855, and we would be more than happy to help.

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Best Regards,

The MedConsult Team


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