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BOOST DAY is this Thursday 2nd December and is a day where you’ll see a mass media campaign takeover promoting the uptake of vaccines ahead of the festive season and there are a range of resources to support this on the Campaign Resource Centre (CRC). BOOST DAY will drive mass awareness and momentum around the importance of boosting your immunity this winter.

Messaging encourages those eligible to book their vaccines as soon as possible so we can all enjoy the festivities safely with our loved ones. This includes both flu and COVID-19 boosters, the evergreen offer for anyone still to get their 1st and 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine and second doses for 16-17-year olds. We welcome you all to get involved and use the BOOST DAY materials to make this day as big a success as possible.
 
Other new campaign material that you might have missed includes:

 
Winter Vaccinations
Covid-19 Health Behaviours
Hannukah Social Statics - For those who have not seen the new Festivals and Celebrations assets that went up on the 25th Nov - Hannukah runs until Dec 6 so there is still time to use these social media resources.
You can also find a helpful guide to navigating our Campaign Resource Centre (CRC).

Pregnancy Care

 IMPORTANT

Whooping cough vaccination

Until babies are old enough to get their vaccinations (2 months) they are at risk of getting this serious disease which can lead to pneumonia, permanent brain damage or even death.

You can protect your baby from getting whooping cough by having the whooping cough vaccination while you are pregnant. (You should have the vaccination even if you've been vaccinated before or have had whooping cough yourself.) The best time to have this vaccination is once you are 28 weeks pregnant - but you can have it between week 28 to 38.

Your baby will still need to be vaccinated as normal when he/she is 2 months old.

Please make sure you inform us when you are pregnant. That way we can remind you to come in for your vaccination once you are 28 weeks pregnant.

 

Flu vaccination

It is recommended that women in any stage of their pregnancy have the flu jab. This is to protect you from catching flu and developing serious complications which could affect your pregnancy.

 

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The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.   

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