What is the Grandparent Shot?

What is the grandparent shot? Glad you asked!

Many people call TDAP (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) the grandparent shot. Your immunity as a grandparent helps protect your grandkids from pertussis, which is whooping cough.

Babies are especially vulnerable to whooping cough since they don’t get their first vaccine for it until they’re two months old and are not fully immune until six months old.

TDAP is recommended as a one time booster for all adults who haven’t had it since their childhood vaccines. It’s also recommended for all expectant moms during each pregnancy.