GPs best for pregnancy immunisations

Women under GP care more likely to have flu and pertussis vax than under obstetrician: study

Pregnant women under antenatal care from a GP are more likely to receive recommended immunisations than if cared for by an obstetrician or midwife, Victorian data shows.


Women are 49% more likely to have an influenza vaccination and 57% more likely to have a pertussis vaccination if their antenatal care is GP-led, compared with being cared for by an obstetrician, the analysis reveals.

Data from some 79,000 women who gave birth during 2016 was examined in the analysis.

About 10,200 women were receiving GP-led care, 25,500 were under midwives