Boostrix®

Hillcrest Pharmacy are now offering free Boostrix® shots to women who are 28-38 weeks pregnant. It is recommended to be given in every pregnancy.

Boostrix® is an immunity booster which is used as a follow up from your childhood vaccinations. This might be advised if you are working in the rural agricultural sector, particularly if you are working with horses to help boost your immunity for tetanus.  If you are over 45 and have grandchildren that you want to reduce the chances of whooping cough exposure to, especially if you know you have been in contact with someone with whooping cough and you have a family member who is pregnant or with a child under 2 years old.

 

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