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Immunisation Whooping Cough

September 2023 

Cases of whooping cough are on the rise

To date, the whooping cough cases have been in the mid-North and across linked households.

Protect your pēpi from whooping cough. 

Whooping cough is a highly infectious disease that can be life threatening for babies and young children. 

Immunisation provides the best protection and is recommend for babies as part of their free immunisations at 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months. 

If your baby has missed an immunisation, it’s easy to catch up.

Protecting your pēpi from whooping cough starts during pregnancy. 

Whooping cough is highly contagious and can cause serious harm to newborn babies. 

Taking this vaccine during pregnancy will build your body’s natural immune defences to whooping cough, which you then gift to your baby in the womb.  

It is this defence that protects your newborn in their first weeks and months of life when the threat from whooping cough is greatest. 

The vaccine is well established and known to be safe in pregnancy.


Upcoming immunisation clinics

Clinics are held in the Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand 'Nga Tatai Ihorangi' van (pictured below)


Date and time






Monday 18 September
10am - 4pm


The Warehouse carpark, 17 Station Rd, Kaikohe.

Tuesday 19 September
12pm - 5.30pm


Pak 'n' Save carpark, 111 North Rd, Kaitaia.

Wednesday 20 September
9am - 3pm


Rongoa Māori Clinic, Kaitaia Hospital, Redan Rd.

Thursday 21 September
9am - 1pm


Plunket Clinic, Ruawai Community Church, 47 Freyberg Rd.

Friday 22 September
9am - 4pm
Kerikeri   1 Samaree Place, Kerikeri.
Saturday 23 September
10am - 5pm
Kaitaia Pasifika Health Check Day, Regent Training Centre, 16 Whangatane Drive, Kaitaia.




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