We recommend that all pregnant women have a Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine. This is given by your GP and can be given anywhere between 20 and 30 weeks gestation. It is important that you are revaccinated every pregnancy. Ideally those in close contact (partners, grandparents etc. should also have their vaccinations up to date to reduce the chance of the child contracting the illness whilst vulnerable.
The other vaccine recommended in pregnancy is the Flu vaccine each autumn. True influenza (not just a cold) can be a severe illness in pregnant women and indeed the disease carries a mortality in pregnant women.
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