Whooping cough vaccination

Thursday, 23 May 2024

Customer question:

Should all people be vaccinated against whooping cough? Anonymous customer's question

Pharmacist's answer:

No, all people don't need to get the whooping cough vaccine. Still, vaccination is usually recommended, especially for children and adults in high-risk groups or work where the risk of exposure is higher.

How does the pertussis vaccine work?

The pertussis vaccine works by stimulating the individual's immune system to develop protective antibodies against the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, which causes pertussis. When a person receives the vaccine, their immune system "learns" to recognize and destroy these bacteria should future exposure occur. Pertussis vaccines are usually part of combination vaccines, which, in addition to the pertussis vaccine, also contain other components to protect against other diseases, such as diphtheria, tetanus, polio, and, in some cases, Haemophilus influenzae type B or hepatitis B. The vaccines are usually for whooping cough and are given in several doses during children's routine vaccinations.

How often should we be vaccinated against whooping cough?

The number of doses of pertussis vaccine to receive depends on several factors, including the type of vaccine, the individual's age, and health guidelines. Usually, pertussis vaccines are given in multiple doses, usually during a child's routine vaccinations.

For example, the following doses are usually recommended for children:

  1. Dose: Usually given in early childhood, often as part of a combination vaccine that includes vaccines against other diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, and polio.
  2. Dose: usually given a few weeks or months after the first dose.
  3. Dose: usually given a few months after the second dose.

In addition, additional doses of the pertussis vaccine may be recommended at different ages or in certain situations, such as during pregnancy or for adults who were not fully vaccinated in childhood.

Interesting reading: What does pertussis-cough look like

Professional support and credibility

The content and description on this page is under the supervision of pharmacists and other professional colleagues.

The updating of records on the page is under the control of: Lukanc Tomaž & Lukanc Maja mag. farm. Expert review of information on the page: Lukanc Maja mag. farm. & Lukanc Tanja mag. farm.

Great consultant for a specific product.

If you want to report an error or inconsistency on the page that you may have noticed, you can do so by clicking on this link.

Contact information (Contact)

Moja lekarna d.o.o.

Grajski trg 41,
8360 Žužemberk

Slovenija, Europe

Telephone number: 040 474 672 (calls from abroad: 0038640 474 672)

More information: Contact details


The following contact emails are available

and also:

About Us

More about our organization, colleagues and external experts is available at the following link: About us and our pharmacy

Employees (Organization Schema)

Information about our employees is available at the link: Employees of Moja lekarna d.o.o.

Terms of Service

General terms of business and cooperation with us are available at the following link: Terms of business

Information about cookies (Cookie Policy)

More information about storing cookies is available at the following link: Cookies

Privacy Policy

The link provides more information on personal data protection, which is carried out by us. Read more at the following link: Privacy Policy

Help for users (Customer Service Page)

Below there are sections that are intended for you users to make it easier to work with the website.
We offer you the following categories of help:

Social media (Social Media Links)

We present ourselves on the following social media:


https://twitter.com/online store



The consumer's right to withdraw from the contract (Return Policy)

More about consumer rights can be found at the following link: Consumer rights

Payment options

The following payment methods are available on moja-lekarna.com:

  • Cash on delivery (delivery by courier or personal collection at our company),
  • Payment by advance invoice,
  • PayPal payment,
  • GoCrypto crypto payments,
  • mBills payments,
  • bank cards (mastercard, maestro, Visa) and
  • Valu/Valu Moneta payment


More about copyright is available at the following link: Copyright


Subscribe to e-news

Follow our e-news and be informed about the benefits and promotional vouchers you can save.