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Abi77 said on 06 October 2012

I am 37 weeks pregnant. At 31 weeks I had suspected whooping cough and was prescribed anti biopics by my GP. My midwife seemed unconcerned. Last week I was told by the GP and midwife that I must have the WC vaccine as it is 'goverment policy' (even though it's very likely I am just recovering from the infection). I was not happy with this response and contacted my maternity unit where the consultant said I need an urgent blood test to establish if I have had WC and I should only have the vaccine if my test is negative for WC! My surgery has refused to do the blood test and I am having to have this done privately (I won't get the results until I'm 38 weeks!!!) . To say I am disgusted with the way my GP and midwife have treated me is an understatement.