Because there has been a sharp rise in the number of whooping cough cases in the UK it is now recommended that all pregnant women should be vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis), ideally between weeks 20 and 32 of their pregnancy. It is also important that this vaccination is given during each pregnancy.
Getting vaccinated while you are pregnant may help to protect your baby from developing whooping cough in his or her first few weeks of life. The immunity you get from the vaccine will pass to your baby through the placenta. Babies are not vaccinated against whooping cough until they are two months old.
For more information please either talk to your midwife or click on the link below.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Pregnancy Information