Cornwall Ontario — Protect Yourself From Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis, get vaccinated. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is reminding residents about the importance of updating their immunizations.
The EOHU is now offering the Tdap vaccine, a three-in-one booster that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Pertussis is a serious disease that has been on the rise in recent years among teenagers and adults—who can then spread it to infants and younger children.
The Tdap vaccine can protect today’s teens and adults whose childhood immunization may have worn off. Getting the vaccine can also indirectly help protect newborns and children too young to be vaccinated.