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Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an extremely contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
The disease can cause months of uncontrolled coughing and vomiting, and is particularly dangerous for babies under 12 months.
Let’s follow the vaccine to ensure a safe and effective vaccination encounter.
One person must be responsible for ordering the vaccine. Go to nsw.csldirect.com.au for the online ordering system.
Vaccines are delicate biological substances. They can become less effective or destroyed if they are frozen, allowed to get too warm, or exposed to direct sunlight or UV light, including fluorescent light.
Immediately upon opening the vaccine delivery, check the heat and cold monitors.
The refrigerator's minimum and maximum temperature needs to be recorded twice a day and again on receipt of vaccines.
Once the new delivery has been documented on the monitoring chart the fridge can be stocked.
When you’re ready to use the vaccine, take it from the front and check its expiry date.
Remove the vaccine from its packaging and check the vaccine according to the local health district orders.
The deltoid muscle is the recommended site for intramuscular (IM) administration of vaccines.