Pertussis, commonly known as ‘whooping cough’ is a highly infectious bacterial infection spread by coughing and sneezing. Whooping cough is common in New Zealand. We have an outbreak of the disease every three to five years. Click here for further information.
Pregnant women in Northland can get free whooping cough and flu vaccinations to help them and their babies to avoid catching these illnesses.
Northland DHB Drop-in Immunisation Clinics are below - no appointment is needed:
You can also get free whooping cough vaccinations through your midwife or GP. They are also happy to help you with any questions you have.
To make an appointment that suits you please phone your local maternity unit: