Are there any side effects to the pertussis vaccine?
Most people have no serious reactions to this vaccine. Vaccines containing pertussis (DTaP or DTP) can cause temporary mild side effects such as a sore arm or leg, fever, fuzziness, and tiredness. This vaccine rarely causes temporary but more serious reactions such as excessive crying, very high fever, and limpness. Very rarely these vaccines can cause breathing difficulty or shock, long seizure, coma, or loss of consciousness. Generally, using DTaP vaccine will reduce the likelihood of reactions in children.

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1. What is pertussis?
2. Who gets pertussis?
3. How is pertussis spread?
4. What are the symptoms of pertussis?
5. How soon do symptoms occur?
6. How is pertussis diagnosed?
7. What is the treatment for pertussis?
8. How long is an infected person infectious to others?
9. Should an infected person be excluded from work or school?
10. How can pertussis be prevented?
11. Are there any side effects to the pertussis vaccine?