Get your kids vaccinated whooping cough!
NSW is currently seeing a rise in the number of people diagnosed with WHOOPING COUGH.
Whooping cough (sometimes called Pertussis) is a serious respiratory infection that causes a long coughing illness. In babies, the infection can sometimes
lead to pneumonia and occasionally brain damage and can be life threatening. Older children and adults can get whooping cough and can spread it to
others, including babies.
Babies are not immune until they receive their vaccinations, which are given at 2, 4 and 6 months. Children receive a booster dose at 4 years of age. Adults also require a booster.
It is recommended that the following people be given a booster:
New parents and Grandparents
Couples planning a pregnancy
Adults working with young children, especially child care workers
Health Care workers.
I conduct a vaccination clinic every Tuesday. Please spread the word to family and friends to bring their child in if they are unvaccinated or have fallen
behind in their vaccinations. If you require a booster or are unsure please come and speak with me.
Thanks for helping to spread the word, not the disease!