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8. Whooping cough vaccine

There has been a call for pregnant women to be vaccinated against whooping cough before their baby is born.

Dr Tom Snelling is presenting evidence at a conference in Melbourne recommending that before a baby is born, their siblings should get a booster if they have not had a jab in three years; and their parents should be vaccinated. He also advocates an additional booster shot at 18 months for children, which is currently not in the schedule.

Period26 Mar 2014

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