The Centre for Health Protection advised pregnant women in Hong Kong to get the whooping cough vaccine ‘in the second or third trimester, preferably before 35 weeks’. Photo: Handout

Women urged to get whooping cough vaccine during each pregnancy as Hong Kong health authorities release latest recommendations on disease

  • Vaccine can be passed to infants before birth and through breastfeeding
  • In 2018, 110 people contracted the disease, the highest level since at least 1997 when public records were available
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The Centre for Health Protection advised pregnant women in Hong Kong to get the whooping cough vaccine ‘in the second or third trimester, preferably before 35 weeks’. Photo: Handout
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