Pertussis vax shortage ‘won’t affect pregnant women’

While there is a shortage on the private market of Boostrix-IPV (GSK), Boostrix is currently being distributed, and supply of the alternative adult vaccine Adacel (Sanofi Pasteur) – which had been hit by supply issues – has now returned to normal, according health officials and manufacturers.

Queensland’s chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said there was “no issue at all for the state’s pregnant women and their babies”.

“There may be some short-term shortages in the private sector in circumstances where patients