Calling all pregnant women 

 

Have you had your whooping cough vaccine?

Whooping cough is a lung infection and cases are currently on the rise. It can cause serious illness in a newborn before they old enough to have their vaccinations to help protect them. Having a whooping cough vaccine in pregnancy can help pass on immunity to your newborn and is effective at protecting them from the infection in the first few weeks of their life.

The whooping cough vaccine is safe in pregnancy and is ideally given between 16 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. However, it's now possible to have it after 32 weeks of pregnancy and up until 8 weeks after your baby is born.

Please book your appointment with a practice nurse now! More information can be found on the NHS website using the link below:

Published: May 22, 2024