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Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Child with whooping cough


This is a vaccine preventable disease for which there is a national immunisation programme in the UK. Information on the disease and the vaccine is available from NHS Choices [external link].

Public Health England provides up-to-date statistics on disease incidence and vaccine coverage.


For the latest guidelines, factsheets and Q&A's please see the Guidelines page and for the latest epidemiological data and Health Protection Reports please see the  Epidemiological Data page. 

Information and resources regarding the pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant woman is available here.