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Antenatal Pertussis Vaccination Program


Welcome to the eLearning module Antenatal Pertussis Vaccination Program.

This module will explore how a midwife can safely administer a vaccine to pregnant women, to protect them and their newborn against pertussis.

A certificate is issued on completion.


On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • explain the key benefits of the Antenatal Pertussis Vaccination Program for pregnant women in their third trimester, and associated benefits to the newborn
  • apply basic principles of vaccine management and vaccine cold chain management
  • conduct a safe immunisation encounter with a pregnant woman
  • provide immunisation advice to the mother in the post-natal period, about their own immunisation needs and that of their newborn.


This course is applicable for all midwives and may qualify for up to 0.5 hrs of Continuous Professional Development