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Protect newborn babies and yourself from Whooping Cough
Whooping Cough vaccine is recommended to be given in the third trimester (28-32 weeks) of each pregnancy and protects newborns until they are 6 weeks old (old enough for their first vaccinations). Pregnancy is a special time in your life and there are steps you can take during your pregnancy to ensure your baby is protected from day one.
- The whooping cough vaccine is the most effective way to protect newborn babies against whooping cough, a highly contagious life-threatening disease for babies
- The vaccines is safe for mother and baby (the vaccine is an inactivated vaccine making it safe for both mother and baby)
- It's free
- It protects baby until their 6 weeks old, this is when they are old enough for their first vaccinations.