Pertussis vaccination: Should I vaccinate if I already had the disease?

Patient : Should I have been vaccinated against pertussis if I contracted the disease as a very young child before the vaccination schedule?
Doctor :   Unfortunately infection with pertussis in the past does not make you immune to future infection and outbreaks.Thus I wou ld advice you to get your self vaccinated irrespectively.All the best.

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