Pertussis Vaccination of Pregnant Women

Updated on 22nd January 2014 at 11:11 am

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Pregnant women who reach or were already at the 28th week of their pregnancy are eligible for the Pertussis Vaccine, unless immunisation is contraindicated.  Immunisation is contraindicated where the patient has previously had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of teh vaccine, or, to any component of the vaccine.  New mothers who missed the opportunity to be vaccinated during pregnancy and who have not previously been vaccinated to provide protection from pertussis, up to when their child receives their first vaccination.

Eligible women are encouraged to contact the surgery to make an appointment with the practice nurse

 

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