Who needs to know about the whooping cough booster vaccination?

Listen to everyday Kiwi families talk about the importance of having their booster vaccinations.

Mum and Dad

Mum and Dad

Mum and Dad are likely to have low immunity to whooping cough if they haven’t been vaccinated in the last 10 years– so get a booster to help protect mum, dad and baby.1,2 If you are pregnant, talk to your healthcare professional about getting a funded whooping cough booster.1

Grandparents

Grandparents

Grandparents are key support people for new parents – but their immunity to whooping cough may have waned.1 That puts them at risk of catching and passing on whooping cough.1,3,4

Friends

Friends

Friends and other family members are a great support when baby arrives – but with whooping cough always in your community, encourage them to get immunised too.1,5

Childcare

Childcare

Ask at your childcare centre if all staff are vaccinated against whooping cough – keeping both them and the children they care for safe from whooping cough is important.1