Pertussis (whooping cough)- what causes it, what can it do to you, and what's the best way we know to protect yourself and your family from it?
There's a lot of misinformation, rumours, and outright lies floating around Facebook and the internet right now about pertussis and its vaccine. In response, would like to encourage you to read and share this (which at least has been ratified by the World Health Organisation as being accurate, and up to date), and talk to a genuine health care provider with any questions you might have. Your GP, or practice immunisation nurse, are great first points of contact.
Be fully informed, but please try and be informed with 'actual' facts, not alternative ones!
Learn about vaccines, that way you can make informed decisions for yourselves and your family.
It's important to learn from credible resources so you have accurate data to base those decisions on. Our website has been assessed by the World Health Organisation as being a resource you can trust. But you don't have to stick with one source for your information.