I had my vaccinations as a child – aren’t I still protected?
The whooping cough vaccination is provided at 2, 4 and 6 months then again at 18 months, 4 years and during adolescence under the National Immunisaiton Program. However, protection against whooping cough will decrease over time and many adults will no longer be protected.
See your healthcare professional to talk about your vaccination status.
Sources & Citations
- NHMRC. The Australian Immunisation Handbook. 2013; 10th edition: Pertussis: 302 – 316. Available at: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part4~handbook10-4-12
SPANZ.ADAC.17.12.0287a date of preparation July 2018