Should You Get a Whooping Cough Vaccine? — The Doctors

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Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears visits actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, a mother of a 1- and 4-year-old, who received the whooping cough vaccine when she was pregnant. Sarah, who is an ambassador for March of Dimes’ Sounds of Pertussis campaign, says that 80 percent of the time a child catches whooping cough, it’s from a caretaker or a direct family member, and 50 percent of the time, it’s from one of the parents.