Protecting against pertussis while pregnant

Getting the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy will help prevent your baby from being infected with pertussis in the period before they can be vaccinated themselves. — Positive Parenting

The neonatal period, i.e. the first four weeks of a newborn’s life, is the most vulnerable time for a child.

Neonatal pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is one of the major concerns during this period and maternal immunisation during pregnancy is highly recommended as a preventive strategy.

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