What is the best protection for whooping cough?

Concerned by a recent brush with whooping cough in my family, I was complaining to my colleagues about the vaccination options and whether they are really the best solution. I’ve always been pro-vaccination, so that’s not the issue, but I was unsure why so many people were getting whooping cough when we have such a prevalent immunisation campaign.

‘Why don’t you investigate it?’ my editor suggested it. So I did. Although I write and edit a medical website, doctorportal, this was my first article for the Medical Journal of Australia InSight website.

My article Best protection from pertussis? Jab the mum was published today on the MJA InSight website.

 

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