Whooping Cough Booster for Pregnant Women over 18 years (DTaP Booster Vaccination)
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Whooping Cough Booster for Pregnant Women over 18 years (DTaP Booster Vaccination)

Whooping Cough Booster for pregnant women over 18 years.

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Whooping Cough Booster for Pregnant Women over 18 years (DTaP Booster Vaccination)

Overview

Understanding Whooping Cough Booster for Pregnant Women over 18 years (DTaP Booster Vaccination)

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It is characterised by severe coughing spells that can make it hard to breathe, eat, or sleep. Despite being preventable through vaccination, whooping cough remains prevalent, particularly among infants too young to have completed their full course of vaccinations.

Prevention

The DTaP booster vaccination is a key preventive measure against whooping cough. It is typically administered in five doses to children under seven years old. However, a booster dose is recommended for pregnant women over 18 years to protect their newborns from the disease.

Who’s at Risk?

Infants and young children are most at risk of contracting whooping cough. Pregnant women can pass the disease to their newborns, making vaccination during pregnancy crucial for pertussis prevention in newborns.

Key Takeaways

  • Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease preventable by the DTaP booster vaccination.
  • Pregnant women over 18 years are advised to receive the whooping cough booster to protect their newborns.
  • The DTaP vaccine is safe during pregnancy and recommended with each pregnancy.
  • Infants and young children are most at risk of contracting whooping cough.
  • The cost of a private whooping cough booster in the UK ranges from £70 to £100, including appointment fees.
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Typical Costs & Insurance

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The cost of Whooping Cough Booster for Pregnant Women may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whooping Cough Booster?

Whooping Cough Booster is a vaccination for pregnant women to prevent the transmission of whooping cough to newborns.

What is the DTaP vaccination?

The DTaP vaccination is a combined vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).

When should pregnant women get the Whooping Cough Booster?

Pregnant women are recommended to receive the whooping cough booster between the 16th and 32nd weeks of pregnancy.

Is the Whooping Cough Booster safe for all pregnant women?

The whooping cough booster is considered safe for pregnant women over 18 years, but individual health conditions should be discussed with a healthcare provider.

Can the Whooping Cough Booster affect my unborn child?

The booster provides passive immunity to the unborn child without causing harm, preparing the infant's immune system after birth.

Further Information

Additional Information

It's important to note that the DTaP vaccination during pregnancy not only protects the mother but also provides passive immunity to the baby until they are old enough to receive their own vaccinations.

References

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