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Whooping Cough Vaccine

Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy

Whooping cough (pertussis) rates have risen sharply in recent years and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk.

Young babies with whooping cough are often very unwell and most will be admitted to hospital because of their illness.

Pregnant women can help protect their babies by getting vaccinated – ideally from 16 weeks up to 32 weeks pregnant.

If for any reason you miss having the vaccine, you can still have it up until you go into labour.


For more information visit the NHS website: Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy – NHS (