Which Shots Do You Need When You’re Pregnant?

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Question 1 of 10

When is the best time to start thinking about getting vaccinations for a healthy pregnancy?

  • AIn your first trimester
  • BIn your second trimester
  • CBefore you become pregnant

Question 2 of 10

Once you are pregnant, which vaccines do doctors recommend getting?

  • AThe Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine and the flu shot
  • BThe polio vaccine and the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine

Question 3 of 10

Getting the Tdap vaccine and flu shot during pregnancy:

  • AProtects you from potentially serious infections while you are pregnant
  • BProtects your baby from potentially serious infections once he or she is born
  • CBoth

Question 4 of 10

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?

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 5 of 10

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?

  • ATetanus
  • BDiphtheria
  • CAcellular pertussis (whooping cough)

Question 6 of 10

The timing of the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy is important. When do doctors recommend getting this shot?

  • ADuring weeks 1 to 12 (in the first trimester)
  • BDuring weeks 13 to 26 (in the second trimester)
  • CDuring weeks 27 to 36 (in the third trimester)

Question 7 of 10

The flu shot is especially important during pregnancy because:

  • AThe flu can be particularly severe in pregnant women
  • BThe flu can increase the chance of premature labor and birth
  • CBoth

Question 8 of 10

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?

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 9 of 10

You are planning to go on an international trip while you are pregnant. Will you need additional vaccines?

  • AYes
  • BNo
  • CPossibly, depending on where you are going

Question 10 of 10

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?

  • ARight after giving birth
  • BThree months after giving birth
  • COnly after you stop breastfeeding