Whooping Cough Asset 4 May 2024

Fortunately, there’s a vaccine that protects against whooping cough. The vaccine is offered to pregnant women (between 16 and 32 weeks). Babies are given three doses in total, at around 8, 12 and 16 weeks, and get a last dose at age 3 years and 4 months. The vaccine is around 90% effective in preventing hospital admissions in young babies. It’s also over 97% effective at preventing infant deaths.