Immunization and Pregnancy

Vaccination plays an important role in the health of a mother and the baby. There is a benefit for women to be immunized to reduce their chances of morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases. Before administering a vaccine to a pregnant woman, the prenatal health care provider must know the immunogenic material in the vaccine. Live, attenuated virus vaccines, such as the MMR vaccine or the nasally delivered influenza vaccine, are not recommended in pregnancy. In contrast, vaccines that contain nonviable antigens, virus-like particles, or noninfectious yet immunogenic components of bacteria, such as the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and the injectable influenza vaccine, are considered safe during pregnancy

 

  • Pregnancy & Hepatitis B
  • Pregnant Women & Influenza (Flu)
  • Pregnancy and Whooping Cough
  • Tdap Vaccination
  • Before Pregnancy: Rubella, Measles, Mumps, Chickenpox
  • Pregnancy & MMR
  • Pregnancy & Pneumococcal

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