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Help improve health outcomes with our whooping cough vaccine study

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If you are a healthy 18-25-year-old, you could qualify to help improve the health outcomes of our communities.

The Telethon Kids Institute are involved in an exciting study looking at a new Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccine in the hope that it will provide a longer lasting and superior immunity to this disease.

The vaccines currently used in Australia are always combinations of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus.

Pertagen is a stand-alone vaccine which means it only vaccinates against whooping cough. This vaccine could be particularly useful if people need frequent vaccinations such as pregnant women, healthcare professionals and childcare workers who are at increased risk.

Participants will attend our research clinic at Perth Children’s Hospital for all appointments.

To register and for further information please email Pertussis@telethonkids.org.au or call 0400 450 240.