Coast school confirms whooping cough case

There was a spike in NSW cases earlier this year.
There was a spike in NSW cases earlier this year.

A SUNSHINE Coast school has confirmed a case of whooping cough. 

A Queensland Health information sheet was handed out to all families at Cooran State School. 


The school stated on its Facebook page Monday morning that "whooping cough has been confirmed".

The school did not indicate how many children were infected. 

"If you have a child with a persistent cough please keep them home, visit the doctor (inform the doctor that whooping cough is confirmed at your child's school) please phone the school and keep us updated," the post read.

Sunshine Coast has the lowest vaccination rate in Australia. 


Figures obtained by the Daily in March this year showed nearly half of Coast students don't bother getting free school-based vaccinations for deadly illnesses like whooping cough, cervical cancer and tetanus.

 Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service figures showed only between 33% and 58% of Year 8 students in the region were receiving their vaccines in the school immunisation program

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