How soon after my child gets the pertussis vaccine will they become immune?

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Your child will begin developing an immunity to pertussis as soon as he or she has their first inoculation. Over the course of the inoculations, your child's immunity to whooping cough will increase to 85%. Over time the immunity will fade, and your healthcare provider may advise that your child get a booster shot when he or she is 10 years of age.

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