These resources are designed to help you educate your patients about tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap), the dangers of pertussis, and the importance of the adult pertussis vaccination. Feel free to share these resources with your patients or use them to reinforce your recommendations.
Sanofi Pasteur, in collaboration with March of Dimes, initiated the national Sounds of Pertussis educational campaign, a public service effort dedicated to educating new parents and their families about pertussis and the importance of the adult booster vaccine.
Natalie Norton lost her son, Gavin, to pertussis when he was 7 weeks old. She's passionate about sharing the message of prevention with other parents.Watch Now
Michelle Razore's baby daughter nearly died from pertussis. Michelle is dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of adult vaccination.Watch Now
When Heidi Bruch developed a cough late in her pregnancy, doctors thought her childhood asthma was flaring. It turned out to be pertussis, which she unknowingly passed on to her infant daughter.Watch Now
The sound of pertussis is a reason to vaccinate
The Sounds of Pertussis campaign features a mother, her infant, and the actual sound of pertussis to encourage families to get vaccinated.Watch Now
A doctor’s view on pertussis
Pediatrician Dr. Richard Auerbach shares his views on the rise in pertussis cases, the importance of understanding how it’s spread, and how patients can help protect themselves in order to reduce the spread of pertussis to their babies by getting an adult pertussis vaccination.Watch Now
Why get vaccinated?
Explains how, in most cases where a source can be identified, babies caught it from their own parents or family members. Shows how families can help reduce the spread of pertussis to newborns by getting vaccinated with an adult pertussis vaccination.Watch Now
Whooping Cough Sound
Hear what whooping cough typically sounds like.a
The Sounds of Pertussis Facebook page is a place where patients, health care professionals, and advocates share their stories about pertussis and engage with one of the largest active pertussis communities.Visit and suggest the Sounds of Pertussis Facebook page