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.