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Whooping cough vaccine twice in the same pregnancy

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Poppysy27 Sun 02-Apr-17 10:05:11

The whooping cough vaccine was given to me at 13 weeks pregnant by mistake by a nurse in my practice. A week later she called to say that she had given the vaccine to me by mistake and that I would need a second vaccine after 20 weeks. Would any of you get a second whopping cough vaccine done in the same pregnancy or not bother with a second dose? I'm struggling to make a decision..

kathrynelizabeth3005 Sun 02-Apr-17 10:56:01

The whooping cough vaccine needs to be given between 20 and 38 weeks of pregnancy so I would take the nurse's advice and have the second one as it's likely the first has had no effect because it was given too early.

If you don't bother it would only be putting the baby through unnecessary risk.

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