When is the best time to start thinking about getting vaccinations for a healthy pregnancy?
Once you are pregnant, which vaccines do doctors recommend getting?
Getting the Tdap vaccine and flu shot during pregnancy:
You had the Tdap vaccine and flu shot during your first pregnancy. You are now pregnant with your second baby. Do you need to get these shots again?
The Tdap vaccine provides protection against three infections: tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (also known as whooping cough). Protection against which of these is particularly important for newborns?
The timing of the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy is important. When do doctors recommend getting this shot?
The flu shot is especially important during pregnancy because:
You had your annual flu shot in October, and you became pregnant a month later. Do you need to get another flu shot now that you are expecting?
You are planning to go on an international trip while you are pregnant. Will you need additional vaccines?
Some vaccines — including the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chickenpox vaccines — are not considered safe during pregnancy. If you need one or both of these vaccines, how soon after giving birth can you get them?