how maternal pertussis vaccination helps to protect babies from whooping cough
when expectant mothers can have the vaccine
vaccine safety and efficacy.
The poster has been designed to promote the need for maternal pertussis vaccination which is now recommended from week 16 of each pregnancy. It is suitable for GP surgeries, hospitals, maternity units, nurseries, child care centres and libraries.
The leaflet (product code: 3235344) and poster (product code is 54263393) are available to order:
Health publications orderline
Immunisation Publications Department Immunisation Publications
UK Health Security Agency
61 Colindale Avenue
Colindale London NW9 5EQ
Revised to include more detail about the pertussis vaccine and eligibility.
Revised leaflet and poster supporting the whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy programme.
Added URLs of 'vaccination against pertussis (whooping cough) for pregnant women programme page' and 'whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women: extension to 2014 letter'.
Whooping Cough and Pregnancy: 'Your Questions Answered on How to Help Protect Your Baby leaflet' and 'What You Need to Know and Do to Help Protect Your Baby flyer' updated with the latest information about the incidence of the disease (both dated 2014 to distinguish from the previous editions)