Due to the increase in pertussis (whooping cough) cases in North Carolina in recent months, the North Carolina Immunization Program is providing Tdap vaccine universally (i.e., without charge and regardless of insurance status) to all persons from age 7 years and up for whom pertussis protection is indicated, specifically, 7 through 9 year olds who have not completed their primary DTaP series and all persons age 10 years and up who have not yet had a Tdap vaccine (which was licensed in 2005). This free Tdap vaccine will be available until supplies are depleted.
Although anyone 7 years of age and older who has not had a Tdap may receive it, there is special emphasis on the following groups:
Tdap vaccine is available at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health (Clinic 3) during regular clinic hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 6:45 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 11:45 am
Tdap is also available through all private providers in North Carolina who utilize state-supplied vaccines (most pediatricians and many family practice offices).