As a result of the current whooping cough (pertussis) outbreak, free vaccine is now available for a limited time for certain adults.
Many adults are susceptible to whooping cough and can pass the infection on to children. Babies less than 6 months are at high risk - around one in every 200 who catches whooping cough will die.
Free vaccine is currently available for the following adults:
The free vaccine is available from your GP for a limited time only.
|| New parents of babies born from 15 June 2009
|| Parents, grandparents or carers of infants under 12 months of age
|| Parents and grandparents of babies under 12 months of age
|| Parents, carers and siblings of babies under 7 months
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance fact sheet
Australian Immunisation Handbook, 9th edition
Please note this information was correct at time of printing.
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