Public Health Department
Public Health Director
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information
Note: New ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) recommendations include 3 changes with regards to Pertussis vaccination:
1) Tdap can be given to children between the ages of 7-10 (if under-immunized or their vaccination status is not known)
2) Adults 19 through 64 years of age should receive a single dose of Tdap.
3) Tdap can be given to adults 65 years of age and older if not previously vaccinated , especially if there is close contact with infants
4) There is no longer a suggested minimum interval between receiving the tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine and the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
For Information on Communicable Diseases
Contact the Communicable Disease Program at (315) 386-2325.