Health Alert – Whooping Cough

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Please be advised that an Ocean Road student has caught Whooping Cough (Pertussis). Whooping Cough can be a very serious infection in babies and small children.
 
If your child is coughing you should please take it to a GP for review.
Please note, even vaccinations don’t fully prevent the risk of getting infected with whooping cough. However if vaccinations are up to date you are by far less likely too catch the illness. If whooping cough is caught despite a complete vaccination record, it is known to be less severe if the patient has been vaccinated.

Please click on below links for more information. Take the letter with you if you see your GP.

 
Please also read the attached Fact Sheet from the Department of Health Western Australia.