Pertussis vaccination for new parents?

Brad J McCall, Rod P Davison, Michael D Nissen and Clare B Nourse
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06456.x
Published online: 15 November 2004

To the Editor: Pertussis (whooping cough) is a readily transmissible respiratory infection that may cause severe respiratory illness. The burden of severe pertussis affects infants, often resulting in hospitalisation (especially those aged under 6 months) and death (1 in every 200 patients aged under 6 months).1,2

  • Brad J McCall
  • Rod P Davison
  • Michael D Nissen
  • Clare B Nourse



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