adults, regardless of age, who anticipate having close contact with babies
younger than 12 months (e.g. parents, grandparents, and close acquaintances), should
have a whooping cough vaccine ideally at least two weeks before beginning close
contact with the baby. (The mother's vaccine is usually provided through her
antenatal caregiver). No prescription is required; this service is
available to those aged 18 years of age or older.