Whooping cough (Pertussis)
Older adults may be at higher risk of complications due to whooping cough. If you're aged 65 years or older talk to your doctor about recommended preventative options, including vaccination.
*Influenza is also highly infectious and can cause serious illness in people of all ages
Like Flu, Whooping cough can quickly spread
Whooping cough is more infectious than flu and can be passed on to others for up to 3 weeks after symptoms first show.
Whooping cough can cause severe illness in babies, young children and older adults. Speak to your doctor about how to help protect yourself and those around you.
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2. Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). Australian Inmmunisation Handbook, Australian Government Department of Health, Canberra, 2018, immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au