Pregnant women in their third trimester are eligible for a free Boostrix® vaccine.
Pertussis vaccination provides two-for-one protection for newborn babies. The mother is protected by the vaccine, reducing her risk of infection and the risk of transmission to her newborn. Maternal antibodies produced during pregnancy are transferred to the baby in utero which help to protect them in the newborn period.
Give maternal vaccine with every pregnancy, regardless of the interval between pregnancies.
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