Experts want to expand maternal pertussis vax window by 8 weeks

It comes as two studies show antibodies are higher among women vaccinated earlier
pregnant second trimester

Women can be vaccinated against pertussis earlier in their pregnancy under proposed advice from experts.

The current recommended window for vaccination is 28-32 weeks, but the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immuni­sation (ATAGI) wants to expand that to 20-32 weeks.