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Whooping cough webchat on Netmums

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Parents are being invited to send in their questions about whooping cough ahead of a webchat scheduled for Tuesday 5 February.

Parents are being invited to send in their questions about whooping cough ahead of a webchat scheduled for Tuesday 5 February.

Dr Dawn Harper, from Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies programme, will host the chat from 11:30am-12:30pm on the Netmums website.

Over the last year there has been a considerable increase in the number of reported cases of whooping cough - the highest number for the past 10 years.

Infants are most at risk from this highly contagious bacterial infection, therefore expectant mothers between 28 to 38 weeks are being encouraged to receive the jab.