Can I Develop Whooping Cough (Pertussis) as an Adult?

Medically reviewed in July 2021

People of all ages can get whooping cough (pertussis). Watch Darria Long-Gillespie, MD, explain how symptoms can be different for adults and children, and why the pertussis vaccination requires a booster shot every 10 years.

Medically reviewed in April 2020.

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