Can children get vaccinated when their mother is pregnant?
What about pregnant women? Are vaccines safe or necessary for them?
In fact, all pregnant women should get:
- a flu vaccine – any trimester – a recommendation that has been evolving since 1983
- the Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation
Getting vaccinated during pregnancy helps protect newborn babies and infants against the flu and pertussis (whooping cough).
For more information:
- CDC – General Recommendations on Vaccination
- ACIP – Guidance for Vaccine Recommendations for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
- ACOG – Update on Immunization and Pregnancy Tetanus Diphtheria
- ACOG – Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy
- Vaccines in Pregnancy-Related Journal Articles
- CDC – Questions and Answers About Vaccines During Pregnancy
- CDC – Immunization and Pregnancy chart
- CDC – Common Misperceived Contraindications to Vaccination
- Vaccinations and pregnancy
- Vaccines during pregnancy
- Protecting Your Baby’s Health Starts with Vaccines in Pregnancy
- Safety of Flu and Pertussis Vaccines in Pregnancy Assessed
- Flu vaccine during pregnancy – protects the infant
- Protecting Baby Before He is Born
- Flu shot lowers odds for preemies
- Vaccines , Pregnancy and my PhD
- CDC recommends pertussis vaccination for all pregnant women