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Prevention of whooping cough
Who catches whooping cough
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Keyworth study of whooping cough
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Page updated March 2019
Direct link to Australian government information website on immunization.
What is recommended
Whooping cough immunization is recommended for children at 2, 4, 6 and 18 months, and 4 years of age, and adolescents at 11–13 years of age.
Pertussis-containing vaccines are recommended for adults at ages 50 years and 65 years.
Vaccination of pregnant women is recommended during each pregnancy, preferably between 28 and 32 weeks gestation.
Vaccination is recommended every 10 years for healthcare workers, early childhood educators and carers, and people in close contact with infants.
It is also given to adults, every 10 years, who wish to maintain protection against this disease.