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Pertussis (whooping cough)

Information about pertussis (whooping cough) disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program and by states and territories.

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Last updated: 
4 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
4 June 2018
1 August 2017

Changes to 4.12.4 Vaccines and 4.12.12 Variations from product information.

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1 August 2016

Clarification of advice.

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27 March 2015

Changes to 4.12.4 Vaccines, 4.12.7 Recommendations and 4.12.8 Pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Definitions

DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
dT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
IU
international units
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
PT
pertussis toxoid
FHA
filamentous haemagglutinin
PRN
pertactin
FIM
fimbriae (pertussis)
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
CDNA
Communicable Diseases Network Australia