Think pertussis! Maternal and on-time infant vaccinations are essential

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Think pertussis! Maternal and on-time infant vaccinations are essential

By Mary Nowlan and Nikki Turner
Pertussis immunisation rates in pregnancy, Auckland, by ethnicity
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Aotearoa is likely to be on the verge of a pertussis outbreak, with recently reported cases just the tip of the iceberg – are you and your patients ready? Mary Nowlan and Nikki Turner from the Immunisation Advisory Centre discuss what you need to know

Pertussis (whooping cough) is one of the most transmissible vaccine-preventable diseases, and more infectious than COVID-19. Pertussis epidemics gener
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