Vaccination: What would YOU do?

Meet Marcus. You ride the bus with Marcus a few days a week, but until today you had never talked with him. Marcus likes action movies, seafood, and rollerblading. He is, in general, a normal, healthy adult. So are you! You were both vaccinated for whooping cough, or pertussis, when you were babies, but the protection the vaccination provided has long since worn off. A booster shot could restore your immunity to the disease.

Marcus says he’s been feeling a little under the weather. It doesn’t seem serious: just a sore throat and some tiredness. These can be early symptoms of pertussis… but usually they’re just symptoms of a common cold. Pertussis is fairly common in adults, but the infection is usually mild.