DSHS Pertussis Cocooning Campaign
DSHS Immunization Branch
"Cocooning" is a strategy recommended by the CDC to protect infants against pertussis by ensuring all close contacts of infants receive Tdap vaccine. The Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch recently launched an educational campaign to educate healthcare providers and the general public about the importance of promoting Tdap vaccine especially for individuals who are close contacts to infants.
Posters: http://www.preventpertussis.org/docs/poster.pdf (Both English and Spanish available)
Brochure: http://www.preventpertussis.org/docs/brochure.pdf (Both English and Spanish available)
The e-card above is a wonderful tool that expectant parents may utilize to inform family and friends about the importance of being protected against pertussis by receiving Tdap vaccine.