Yes. A new vaccine has recently become available for people aged 10 and over, which protects against whooping cough, diphtheria and tetanus.
The vaccine is particularly recommended for adults at risk of infecting infants, such as health care workers, child care workers, parents and grandparents who are not immune. Up to 1 in 4 children with whooping cough are infected by adults.
The vaccine is well tolerated, but may cause pain, redness and swelling at the injection site. A single injection only is required.
Please note this information was correct at time of printing.
For up to date information, speak to your doctor.Source: Spring 2001 Edition | Page 3
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