San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has reported that pertussis (whooping cough) has claimed the life of an infant less than 6 months of age.
This is the first confirmed death from pertussis in California since 2016.
The LAC DPH Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program wants to remind all pregnant women to get a Tdap shot every pregnancy between 27-36 weeks.
We also want to remind parents and guardians that infants should receive
all of their DTaP shots on schedule.
More Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program Resources
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Learn more about the diseases that vaccines can prevent
Report a Vaccine Preventable Disease
Click here for information on how to report a VPD, required forms, and guidelines for reporting
Specimen Collection Information
Information for providers about how to collect VPD specimens for laboratory testing
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention
Information for parents, providers, hospitals and birthing centers about hepatitis B prevention
Alerts and What's New
Up-to-date information about LA County Health Alerts and new immunization information
Trainings and Conferences
Immunization trainings for healthcare providers
Information for the public and providers. Learn why you should get a flu vaccine every year and where you can get a flu vaccine near you
California Immunization Registry (CAIR)
Patients and providers, click here for access to CAIR
Immunization Coalition of Los Angeles County (ICLAC)
Learn more about ICLAC activities and how to join
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
Click here to report an adverse event that occurred after an immunization was given
Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program reports, statistics and data, links to additional information