Mums-to-be are being urged to help protect their unborn children by having flu and whooping cough vaccinations.
Midwives at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Mexborough’s Montagu Hospital, are asking pregnant women to come forward to ensure any risk to their child is kept to a minimum.
They can be vaccinated for the flu at any stage during pregnancy, while the vaccination against whooping cough is being made available to pregnant women between 28-32 weeks and in some cases, 38 weeks.
accination against both conditions ensures that mums-to-be are protected, as well as their child when it is born.
Sachin Tammewar, a pharmacist based at The New Surgery in Mexborough, said: “It is a quick, easy procedure and will give you peace of mind as well as protection.”