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New whooping cough figures prompt call for pregnant women to get immunised

New surveillance figures confirm that whooping cough (pertussis) activity remains at raised levels in England.

Public Health England is calling for pregnant women to take up the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine in order to protect themselves and their babies from this serious disease. New surveillance figures confirm that whooping cough activity remains at raised levels in England.

New data published shows that for the year to March 2015, whooping cough vaccine coverage in pregnant women averaged 56.4% in England.