Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Immunization Program
3530 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 351-7800
Fax: (213) 351-2780

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Unit
Phone: (213) 351-7400
Fax: (213) 351-2781


Every year, hundreds of people in Los Angeles County get whooping cough (also known as pertussis) and in California in 2010, there were more cases reported than in any other year since 1947.

Whooping cough, a respiratory infection, usually starts off like a cold but after several weeks, symptoms get worse and people begin to have sudden uncontrollable attacks of coughing. Many people recover from whooping cough without treatment, but when left untreated, it can get serious fast, especially for infants. In Los Angeles County in 2010, four infants died from whooping cough.

Whooping cough can be serious, but can be prevented by getting recommended whooping cough vaccinations.

Learn what steps you can take to protect yourself and family from whooping cough

Watch a video about whooping cough from the Immunizatiom Program’s site English Spanish

Watch a video about whooping cough and other health-related videos from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s YouTube channel English  Spanish

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