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    Whooping cough

    So, I wanted to know if any of you had your partners vaccinated for whooping cough whilst they were pregnant?

    The doctor today said "there was no need"; I have read otherwise and doing research about this now. Did you come across the same mentality against vaccinating for whooping cough whilst they were pregnant here in Thailand?

    This is not a Thai-bashing post, simply one to determine the correct procedure about a very important vaccine.

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    No. Never occurred to me. Or to my wife's doctor. Philippines, not LOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    So, I wanted to know if any of you had your partners vaccinated for whooping cough whilst they were pregnant?

    The doctor today said "there was no need"; I have read otherwise and doing research about this now. Did you come across the same mentality against vaccinating for whooping cough whilst they were pregnant here in Thailand?

    This is not a Thai-bashing post, simply one to determine the correct procedure about a very important vaccine.
    We were asked by our Doc if we wanted to get the boostrix jab. He explained that the baby wouldn't have any of his own immunity at first and it might be worthwhile.
    It threw me a bit as he didn't explain fully what the jab was for and if he considered it necessary.

    I went away and researched it online with not much success. There isn't much online about it but i got a bit of conflicting info.

    Once good link i found was this: Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy

    Next time we saw the doc i explained what i had read online and asked him if he thought it was necessary for us. He asked where i came from and if we had any staff/workers that came from neighbouring countries. I told him where i am from and that we don't have any foreign workers.

    He explained that since my country and Thailand had been immunising for years there was probably no need for us.
    If there had been a risk of contact with people from countries that don't immunise then he would have recommended it.

    Since it was the cheaper option i believed him. Not because i didn't want to pay for the jab, but because i think a doctor here wouldn't miss out on the opportunity to pad the bill.
    Never mind, what they lost on the jab they gained in spades with the C-section.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do, and best of luck for the future.

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