Resources for healthcare professionals

We have a resource for healthcare staff supporting the pertussis vaccination programme.

View the vaccines in pregnancy leaflet (external website)

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) provides training and guidance about the pertussis vaccine for healthcare staff on TURAS.

View guidance by NES about the pertussis immunisation programme on TURAS.

More information about whooping cough and pertussis can be found on Health Protection Scotland (external website).

Surveillance form

A surveillance form is available to record pertussis incidents for infants under one year.


More information about pertussis immunisation, including updates, can be found in the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Green Book, Chapter 24 (external website).

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) outlines the maternal pertussis vaccination programme (external website).        

View national UKHSA guidance (external website) on the surveillance, investigation and management of pertussis.

Patient group direction templates

The following patient group direction templates are also available:

Last updated: 06 October 2022