Flu & Immunisations

Flu immunisation during pregnancy

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Pregnant women are at increased risk of getting complications from flu, compared to other healthy adults.

Flu can also be serious for new born babies, who can catch the infection from their mothers.

Please see the leaflets below to learn how having the flu vaccination during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby against this infection.

Contact your GP surgery today to get booked in to have your flu jab!

Download the NHS Flu Vaccination Leaflet 2014/15 (573kb)
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Download the NHS Flu Vaccination in Pregnancy Leaflet 2014/15 (301kb)
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Whooping cough vaccination during pregnancy

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and there is a lot of whooping cough about at the moment.

Babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk of whooping cough and can become very unwell.

Pregnant women can safely help protect their babies by getting vaccinated against whooping cough when they are 28-38 weeks pregnant.

To learn more about the whooping cough vaccination during pregnancy please click on the following link to visit the NHS Choices website.

If you are pregnant and have not had your whooping cough vaccine contact your GP surgery today to get booked in.

Download the NHS Whooping Cough Leaflet (228kb)
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Download the NHS Whooping Cough Immunisation and Pregnancy Factsheet (269kb)
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Download the NHS Whooping Cough in Pregnancy Flyer (128kb)
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