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Protecting Your Baby From Whooping Cough

Protecting Your Baby From Whooping Cough

Whooping cough, sometimes called pertussis, is a serious disease that can cause babies to stop breathing.  While we used to think of this as a disease of the past, it's making a comeback. Babies must be 2 months old before they can be vaccinated, but you can avoid that gap in protection by getting the whooping cough vaccine yourself, while pregnant.  The shot is called Tdap because it protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.  You should get this in your third trimester, preferably between your 27th and 36th week of pregnancy. By getting vaccinated, you will pass antibodies to your baby so your baby is born with protection against whooping cough.  For more information, go to www.cdc.gov/whoopingcough

 

 

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Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon, PC

1075 SW Grandview Ave. Suite 200 Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

Phone: 541-479-8363 Fax: 541-476-2841

News & Events

New Physician Joining Women’s Health Center!

We are excited to announce a new physician will be joining our practice in August!  That may seem like a long way off but as fast as time goes, we'll…

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Resources to help you in difficult times

If you or someone you love is struggling, the Oregon Health Authority suggests these resources for anyone needing emotional or mental health assistance as a result of the pandemic.   Mental…

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Check Out These Physician Videos!

Asante recently teamed with three of our physicians to create short videos to introduce our physicians on their website.  Dr. Felicia Cohen, Dr. Thom Eagan and Dr. Tamara Medley perform…

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Events Calendar

Our events calendar keeps you up to date
on our clinics health talks, boot camps,
educational series and more!

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