Whooping Cough Vaccine Program For Pregnant Women

The Queensland Government is providing free whooping cough vaccine for women in their third trimester of pregnancy to protect newborn babies against whooping cough (pertussis). The vaccination is a combined diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (dTpa) injection. Women should be vaccinated during each pregnancy to provide maximum protection for their newborn baby.

What is whooping cough?

Influenza Facts

Influenza (The Flu)

Influenza or ‘the flu’ is a highly contagious disease caused by infection from influenza type A or B (or rarely C) virus. These viruses infect the upper airways and lungs.

The flu is highly contagious and occurs year round but peaks each year from May to September.

Flu is not the same as a common cold,