Whooping Cough poster for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Persons

Everyone can get whooping cough

Page last updated: 20 April 2015

Printable version of Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (PDF 257 KB)

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

  1. Protect your baby
  2. Look out
  3. Stop the spread


  • Everyone can get whooping cough and babies can die from it.
  • Keep people with a cough away from your baby.
  • Make sure your baby has the whooping cough needle at 2, 4 and 6 months old. Your baby can have the first needle at 6 weeks old.
  • Older kids should have a booster needle when they are 4 and 13 years old.
  • Adults can also have a booster needle.
  • The vaccinations are free for your baby.

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