Perussis, or Whooping Cough is always present in our society. Most cases are not reported because as adults we have a cough/cold that may last for several weeks. At times it can become a chronic cough in teens and adults. The cough can become severe enough that vomiting occurs. Pertussis is especially dangerous and at times deadly for infants. This germ is easily spread to infants from adult and teens. The Sarpy/Cass County Health Department recommends that all teens and adults (except those who are currently pregnant) get a Tdap booster. (The Tdap is required for entry into 7th grade) Many people have had a Td--but that does not include the Pertussis. If so, consider asking for a Tdap booster. Some may have had a Tdap, but if it has been 2-5 years since your booster, you may need another vaccination. Contact your health care porvider to see if you are up to date on your immunizations. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Pam or Shelley at the High School.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 November 2010 01:27 )