GETTING A TOP-UP
Many of us get a yearly flu jab, but what about boosters for vaccinations we had as a child? Immunisation to diphtheria and tetanus decrease with time, so it’s advisable to get a booster shot at 45 and 65. We also lose our natural immunity to whooping cough, and babies are especially vulnerable, so it’s recommended women get vaccinated between 28-38 weeks of pregnancy. The antibodies produced by the mum’s body are then passed via the placenta and will protect babies until they’re old
enough to be immunised.