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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 18 month whooping cough booster added to the National Immunisation Program

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 18 month whooping cough booster added to the National Immunisation Program

An 18 month old whooping cough booster has been added to the National Immunisation Program (NIP), with vaccine available to vaccination providers from March 2016. The commencement of the program has been scheduled to ensure that there are adequate supplies of the vaccine available for program roll-out. Contrary to some media reports, there is no shortage of pertussis containing vaccines for the NIP meaning that for the most vulnerable people, supply is secured.

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