Proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the maternal pertussis vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for its approval under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.

The draft recommendations and the rationale for the changes are outlined in the public consultation document.

Submission instructions

This public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days and you are invited to make a submission on the draft recommendation by 11.59PM on Saturday 9 February 2019.

If you have any questions in relation to this consultation process please contact the ATAGI Secretariat via email at

How do I make a submission?

To make a submission, please click through to the survey and follow the instructions. Please ensure you provide the page and section to which each of your comments refer. The ATAGI will not accept:

  • comments received after the consultation deadline (11.59PM on 9 February 2019)
  • confidential information that you do not wish to make public
  • comments which, in the opinion of the ATAGI, are incorrect or inappropriate.