Whooping Cough Jab For Pregnant Women

Pregnant women are to be vaccinated against whooping cough in a bid to bring under control the biggest outbreak of the disease in two decades.

The temporary programme for mothers-to-be is being introduced after Scotland suffered the worst outbreak of the disease since the 1980s. 

Health Protection Scotland has reported 1,037 confirmed cases of whooping cough - which is also known as pertussis - so far this year