5 Apr 2023

Third baby dies from whooping cough

From Morning Report, 7:56 am on 5 April 2023

The death this week of another baby from whooping cough - bringing the toll this year to three - has paediatricians scrambling to find ways to prevent its spread.  

Whooping cough ought to be, with proper immunisation, a preventable condition.

Immunisation Taskforce head Dr Owen Sinclair blames low vaccination rates for the current uptick.

He spoke to Corin Dann.