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AT WHAT AGE CAN KIDS CATCH WHOOPING COUGH?

I AM A LIL UNSURE AS TO WHAT KIDS CAN CATCH WHOOPING COUGH. I KNOW INFANTS CAN BUT IM NOT SURE IF KIDS 3+ CAN STILL CATCH IT AND IF ADULTS WHO HAVE TODDLERS GET VACCINATED

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RockabillyBaby

Asked by RockabillyBaby at 8:59 PM on Oct. 5, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • my Pedi told me that the best way to protect my DD is for me to go to the Health Dept and get a booster....adults got the vacc when they were little but it has worn off so we need boosters...ask your fam doc or Pedi and they can tell you where to go to get it...
    mamagee1218

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 9:02 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I think anybody any age can get it.
    KARRIEMARIE

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 9:03 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • anybody any age can get it. it is just like a cold or flu.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:36 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Anyone can catch it, birth on. But honestly, it's not nearly as scary as everyone wants you to believe it is. If you are afraid your child could have WC, call the doctor and get her/him checked out and treated if need be... With basic treatment, he'll/she'll be fine.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:02 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • At any age, they can catch it.
    mainemusicmaker

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 5:26 AM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • I never think about booster shots for myself as an adult. I had whooping cough last year, it is scary. My doctor had to report my case to the local health department. As for my son, he was vaccinated, so he was O.K. We were more worried about my husband catching it. You can get it at any age, but if you're vaccinated, your child should be fine.
    tracy0812

    Answer by tracy0812 at 5:38 AM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • I think you can get it anytime/
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 10:37 AM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Everyone can get it, babies, toddlers, adults...
    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 10:15 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

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