The Caldwell County Health Department is hosting a walk-in TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) vaccination and education clinic at the Caldwell County Health Department (2345 Morganton BLVD, Lenoir, NC 28645). TDaP is the vaccine used to help protect against “Whooping Cough.” The clinic will be on September 12th from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm in the front lobby of the Health Department. Please bring a copy of your insurance card and verify the TDaP vaccine is covered with your insurance provider; otherwise, the cost is $33.27, cash only.
Please call 828-426-8486 to check your vaccination record to see if you’re up to date on your vaccine or to schedule an appointment for the vaccination clinic.
What is Pertussis/Whooping Cough?
Pertussis is a highly contagious, but preventable bacterial infection that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing lasting up to 10 weeks. The disease does not only affect children; adults can develop whooping cough and are often not diagnosed until later on in the illness.
Who Should Receive the Vaccine?
The TDaP vaccine is highly recommended for the following populations:
- Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant
- Anyone who has close contact with infants under 12 months of age (parents, siblings, grandparents, household contacts, childcare providers, foster parents, healthcare providers)
- Anyone with a pre-existing, chronic respiratory disease.
For more information about the clinic, please call 828-426-8461.