Whooping Cough booster at 18 months


Page last updated: February 2016

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A free booster has been added to the National Immunisation Program for children aged 18 months to help prevent whooping cough (pertussis).

Whooping cough is a very serious illness in small children. Immunisation of children is the most important way to prevent the spread of whooping cough.

Whooping cough Immunisation Schedule:

  • 2 months (can be given at 6 weeks)
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 18 months
  • 4 years

Talk to your doctor or vaccination provider.

For more information visit immunise.health.gov.au or call the Immunise Australia Information Line on 1800 671 811.

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