Pertussis Vaccine- Who actually needs this?

Who’s Whooping?

Who gets easily affected with Pertussis?

Where to get the Pertussis Vaccine?

Be Alert! Pertussis is Contagious

Pertussis, famously known as whooping cough, is a respiratory tract illness characterized by violent coughing. It derives its common name, whooping cough, from the whoop sound produced when trying to inhale. This whoop sound is caused by the swelling and inflammation of the voice box that vibrates during rapid air inflow. This whoop sound is often not recognized in young children, but is clearly heard in teens and some adults.

Whooping Cough Vaccine

Who needs to get the whooping cough vaccine?

Contrary to popular belief that whooping cough only affects babies and young children, individuals of all ages can actually contract this contagious disease. However, whooping cough is most dangerous in young children, as it can lead to severe illnesses, such as pneumonia, and rarely even mortality.

  • Pregnant Women. It is highly recommended that mothers be given the Tdap every pregnancy. When Tdap is administered, the pregnant mother creates antibodies against whooping cough. These antibodies cross the placenta and help protect the unborn child. You will have antibodies in your milk that you can share with your baby when breastfeeding. But, if you get the Tdap only after giving birth, it will take two weeks for the antibodies to be created before it can be passed to your child through your breast milk.
  • Babies and Young Children. Physicians recommended five DTaP shots for babies and young children. It is suggested to be given during the following ages: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months, and 4-6 years.
  • Adolescents and Adults. Teens and adults, especially those who are in close contact with babies and young children, should be immunized with the whooping cough vaccine Tdap.

How long does Pertussis usually last?

Although pertussis is usually milder in adults than in young children, the duration of the symptoms lasts just as long as in young children. Developing the symptoms after catching the infection can take up to three weeks. Bursts of rapid and violent coughing usually lasts around 1 to 6 weeks, but can last up to 10 weeks.




Inclusive of vaccine + vaccine administration

Duration: 5-min administration;
15-minute monitoring period

Relax! Pertussis Vaccine is Now Available to Prevent Whooping Cough

The good news is, affordable yet effective Pertussis vaccine is available in Melbourne pharmacies. The questions where to get it is no longer a difficult one to answer. There are now many pharmacist-administered vaccination services in Melbourne. But, with these many options, it is important to make sure that the whooping cough vaccine pharmacy is legitimate and safe.

Priceline Pharmacy West Brunswick, the #1 pharmacy in West Brunswick, has the much needed Pertussis Vaccine available in store. You will no longer have to present a prescription to purchase a whooping cough vaccine. For inquiries, your friendly Priceline pharmacists are always ready to assist you.

If you have queries about our Pertussis Vaccine,
just hit the buttons below to request
a 5-minute Chat or Call Us.

➢ Get more insights about whooping cough and how to prevent it:

How whooping cough is prevented by Pertussis Vaccine?

Pertussis vaccine is usually given in combination with vaccines that contain protection and against serious diseases. The type of combined vaccine depends on the individual’s age group. Some common whooping cough vaccines include the DTaP administered to infants and young children, and the Tdap given to teens and adults. The “p” stands for pertussis.

How long does the whooping cough vaccine last?

The whooping cough vaccine does not give a lifelong immunity against pertussis. Immunity to pertussis decreases after around 5 to 10 years after getting the whooping cough vaccine. It is for this reason that it is crucial to get the whooping cough vaccine every after 10 years.

Pharmacist- Priceline Pharmacy West BrunswickCommitted to creating the Best Customer Support Experience for any Pertussis Vaccine query!

We are enriching our Whooping Cough Guide to help you find the best treatment, ensuring you find the best possible ways, hopefully with our help/guidance:

  • Alternatively, you can visit our pharmacy and speak to one of our Pharmacists or Pharmacy Assistants to avail this rental service

Are you set ready to get vaccinated with
Pertussis vaccine?

You may book an appointment by clicking the button or
you may visit us at the Pharmacy to know more about this service. If you have queries about the other services that we offer, please message us by filling up the form below


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM – 6:00 PM