Waikato free whooping cough boosters

Friday, 14 September 2012

The special whooping cough vaccine programme for pregnant women from 20 weeks gestation and new mothers up to two weeks after delivery ended on 30 September 2013.

From 1 October 2013 pregnant women in the Waikato District Health Board area can only receive a free Boostrix® between 28-38 weeks of pregnancy through their local doctor.

Women who did not receive a whooping cough booster immunisation (Boostrix®) before 38 weeks of pregnancy can purchase the vaccine through their local doctor.

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