GP practices drive up coverage of pertussis vaccine in pregnant women

Data gathered by Public Health England demonstrates a 2.6% increase in pertussis vaccine coverage in pregnant women in the six month period from April to October 2015.

The uptake data on pertussis vaccination was based on information from 95% of GP practices in England.

A Public Health England infection report said: ‘Compared with the same period of the previous year, prenatal pertussis vaccine coverage between June and September 2015 was higher every month, with the trough in late spring to early summer 2013 and 2014 not seen.’