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There’s nothing parents want more than to keep their children safe. Especially as a new parent, I remember holding my newborn so afraid that something could take her away from me. I remember being so afraid of all the people who would come around to visit and that’s why it’s more important than ever for parenting to learn about the whooping cough vaccine.
There’s nothing more special than having gotten to watch our daughters with their Grandmother. From the moment she found out we were expecting our first she wanted to do anything and everything she could for her. She was there again as her second Grandchild was born and I know she would do anything to protect and love our girls. That’s why she got a whooping cough vaccine. Grandparents are often the ones closest to our newborns and besides your spouse they’re often the closest family members.
What is pertussis (aka whooping cough)?
- Highly communicable disease that infects the lungs resulting in uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe
Whooping cough or better known as pertussis spreads when individual has cold-like symptoms and may not even know that they have whooping cough. That’s why it’s so dangerous for small children. It’s important that Grandparents also become vaccinated as they are often close to pregnant women and infants.
What’s great is that you can find all this with the help of more than 27,000 healthcare professionals right at your local Walgreens store. You’ll find that most insurance is accepted and Walgreens has everything you need to keep your family healthy and strong.
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Get a Shot. Give a Shot®.– Partnership with the United Nations Foundation through its Shot@Life campaign. When you get a whooping cough (or any other immunization besides flu) at Walgreens, Walgreens will donate a life-saving vaccine to a child in need. *Donation currently valid for non-flu vaccinations. Aggregate donation of up to $1 million.