What you need to know and do to help protect your baby.
There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk.
Expectant mothers can help protect their babies by getting themselves vaccinated against whooping cough from week 28 of their pregnancy.
The leaflet below describes the problem and what you need to do to help protect your baby from this serious disease.
The first baby examination is performed by the doctor at around 8 weeks from birth. Please ensure you make an appointment for this examination and do bring with you the baby’s ‘Red Book’.
Subsequent baby check-ups will be performed by the health visitors.
Dedicated clinics are held at both Great Hollands and Birch Hill.
The first baby immunisations are due at the age of 8 weeks after the 8 week check has been done.
For more information about the ages that vaccines should be given, and the diseases they protect against visit the NHS Immunisation website.