Many people associate whooping cough with infants and children. Did you know that adults can get whooping cough, too? In fact, a whooping cough infection can be particularly hard on older adults.

That’s why it’s important to get vaccinated. All adults need a booster of Tdap every 10 years to stay protected from whooping cough. That one shot helps protect you from tetanus and diphtheria, too.

Read on to get the facts about whooping cough and why vaccination matters.