pertussis (whooping cough)  

Washington State is currently experiencing a Whooping Cough (Pertussis) epidemic.  For more information, click here.  

Pertussis Vaccine Recommendations by Age

Click view the Pertussis Vaccine Recommendation located on Page 3 of the document [PDF].

Adult Access to Whooping Cough Vaccine

Whooping cough vaccine prevents the illness.  If you are an adult who has no health insurance or whose insurance does not cover whooping cough vaccine, contact the following about vaccine availability:  

  1. Tim's Pharmacy in Yelm
    • Immunization hours: 11am-5pm or by appointment.
    • Call ahead (360-458-8467), 106 First Street S, Yelm, 98597.
  2. Rite Aid Pharmacy (Cooper Point, Olympia)
    • Immunization hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat 9:00am-6:00pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm
    • 305 Cooper Point Rd NW, Suite 103, Olympia, 98502.  Call (360-754-8014).
  3. Olympia Union Gospel Mission
    • Immunization hours: For an appointment, please call (360) 357-6505.
    • 415 Franklin St. NE, Olympia, 98501.

Where to Find Whooping Cough Vaccine

Whooping cough vaccine for children and adults is available in Thurston County, there is no shortage.  County residents can be immunized by:

  • Their health care provider
  • Local pharmacies
    • Click here for a list pharmacies offering Whooping Cough (Pertussis) immunizations.  Call ahead for information about cost and hours.

For answers to common questions about whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccine from the Health Department, click hereFor more information about the adult and child whooping cough vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), click here.Space

About Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

To learn more about what Pertussis is and how you get it, please visit:

This page will be updated as information becomes available.


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This page last updated: 01/10/13