Julio Castillo is the Pharmacy Manager for Graham Pharmacy in Midland and says that he has seen an increase in people coming in to get protected.
"We do anywhere from 10 to 20 a month" says Castillo.
Castillo says that anyone coming into contact with a newborn should be getting their shots 2 weeks before contact since that's the amount of time it takes for the vaccination to start working.
Castillo says it's particularly dangerous for newborns to be protected against the pertussis virus since they are born without an immune system.
"They have no protection whatsoever it can be fatal to an infant" says Castillo.
Pertussis vaccinations are given at pharmacies around the Permian Basin and cost $65.
Whooping cough can be treated with antibiotics if caught early.
Some insurance companies cover the cost of the vaccination.