Research Article

Whooping-cough vaccine. Statement by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization of the Central Health Services Council and the Scottish Health Service Planning Council.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: (Published 20 September 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:687


In 1974 it was recommended that pertussis vaccine should continue to be offered in a triple vaccine together with diphtheria and tetanus vaccines. Further data on the prevalence of whooping cough and the incidence of adverse reactions have shown no reason to change this policy; the hazard of whooping cough remains greater than that of immunization.