Updated 15 October 2015

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Did you know that rates of whooping cough in both children and adults have increased globally over the last few years?

In South Africa there are always cases in the community, most of which go undiagnosed, but still act as a source of infection for others. Because the immunity we get from whooping cough vaccines wears off over time all adults age 19 to 64 years need a one-time whooping cough booster vaccine.

And if you are over 65, you need a one-time whooping cough booster if you have close contact with babies younger than 12 months. .

Visit our Cough Centre for all your latest news!


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