22-week vaccination (maternal whooping cough vaccination)
Are you 22 weeks pregnant or over? Then you can get your whooping cough vaccination at one of our youth healthcare centres.
Why a vaccination against whooping cough?
Whooping cough can cause severe coughing and is dangerous for babies. They may develop pneumonia, respiratory distress or brain damage due to insufficient oxygen. Approximately 170 babies with whooping cough are admitted to the hospital every year. Sometimes a baby dies. That is why the whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women is included in the National Vaccination Program (RVP): this vaccination ensures that babies are protected directly from birth.
Is it wise to vaccinate against whooping cough, whilst the Corona virus is spreading?
Did you know that whooping cough for babies is far more dangerous than the Corona virus? If you get the 22 week vaccination, it does not increase the risk of contracting Corona, nor does it effect the course of the disease. In other words, mothers who are vaccinated do not contract the Corona virus faster or get a more severe variant of Corona. All in all, it is still very wise to get the 22 week vaccination.
Who are welcome to get the vaccination?
The vaccination is for all women who are pregnant for 22 weeks or more and who live in the Netherlands. You can set up an appointment for 22-week vaccination at all our youth healthcare centres. Please fill out the form below. You can fill out your contact details and your preference(s) for a location/time/day. We schedule the appointment based on your given preference(s) and the duration of your pregnancy. You receive a confirmation of the address, time and date of the appointment. When you receive this confirmation, depends on your gestational age and the amount of applicants. This means that it may take a few weeks before you receive the confirmation. The appointment itself will take about 10 minutes.
Set up an appointment for the 22-week vaccination
Do you have questions?
You can personally choose whether you want the vaccination. Do you have questions? We are happy to provide you with answers and advice.