San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has reported that pertussis (whooping cough) has claimed the life of an infant less than 6 months of age.

This is the first confirmed death from pertussis in California since 2016.

The LAC DPH Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program wants to remind all pregnant women to get a Tdap shot every pregnancy between 27-36 weeks.

We also want to remind parents and guardians that infants should receive
all of their DTaP shots on schedule.

More Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program Resources

Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Report a Vaccine Preventable Disease
Specimen Collection Information
Perinatal Hepatitis B

Alerts and What's New
Trainings and Conferences
California Immunization Registry

Immunization Coalition of Los Angeles County
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Additional Resources
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