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Whooping Cough (Pertussis) vaccination

11/06/2014

Dear Patient,

You may be aware that there has recently been an increase in the number of babies contracting whooping cough, otherwise known as Pertussis. 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. When whooping cough is very severe, they can die.

Pregnant women can safely help protect their babies by getting vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis) when they are 28-38 weeks pregnant.  You can book an appointment with one of our nursing team to get your vaccination, please contact our reception team to make an appointment.

You can find out more by visiting the NHS Choices website.