Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
There have been 3 deaths nationwide from Pertussis (Whooping Cough).

As a practice ACHC recommends that pregnant mothers are immunised for this and can be from 16 weeks into your pregnancy.

It is also very important to ensure all childhood vaccinations are up to date. Children older than 7 years and not fully immunised can receive ‘Boostrix’ a vaccine given as part of the catchup programme.

This is also available to purchase for those that do not qualify for the funded vaccine.
Please telephone Amuri Health on 03 315 6328 to make an appointment or request to speak with the practice nurse to discuss further.

“Together let’s keep our babies safe.”