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
AIn your first trimester
BIn your second trimester
CBefore you become pregnant
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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
AThe Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine and the flu shot
BThe polio vaccine and the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine
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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
AProtects you from potentially serious infections while you are pregnant
BProtects your baby from potentially serious infections once he or she is born
CBoth
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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
AYes
BNo
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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)
ATetanus
BDiphtheria
CAcellular pertussis (whooping cough)
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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)
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)
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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
AThe flu can be particularly severe in pregnant women
BThe flu can increase the chance of premature labor and birth
CBoth
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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
AYes
BNo
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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
AYes
BNo
CPossibly, depending on where you are going
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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
ARight after giving birth
BThree months after giving birth
COnly after you stop breastfeeding
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