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Whooping cough is a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract that causes coughing. In infants, it can come with a characteristic “whoop” as they breathe in, a well as fever, sore throat and increased production of mucus. This vaccine is for pregnant women who want to protect their children against whooping cough in the first few months before the child can get vaccinated themselves.

As there is no whooping cough-only vaccine, the vaccine you'll be given also protects against polio, diphtheria and tetanus. The vaccine is called Boostrix IPV.

Who can get vaccinated? Pregnant women above the age of 18.

When to get vaccinated: between 16 – 38 weeks pregnant.

How it is given: an injection in the upper arm.

Vaccination Suitability Phone Call

Book a Vaccination Suitability Phone Call with our practice nurse to discuss your vaccination request, suitability and pricing. There is no charge for this service.

If you have any questions please contact our practice on 01253 207568 or

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