Vaccines in Pregnancy
Vaccines in Pregnancy
Flu Vaccine Information
Go Get Your Flu Shot!
The flu is a virus that can cause newborn babies to be hospitalized. It spreads from person to person, usually by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others. Unfortunately, babies do not start building their own protections against flu until they begin vaccinations at 6 months old. When you get the flu vaccine during pregnancy, you are protected and you pass antibodies to help protect your baby during the pregnancy and for the first few months of life. The flu vaccine is safe for you and your baby during pregnancy.
Learn more here: www.cdc.gov/flu/
Tdap in Pregnancy
Go get your Tdap vaccine!
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that can be deadly for babies. It spreads from person to person, usually by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others. Unfortunately, babies do not start building their own protections against whooping cough until they begin vaccinations at 2 months old. Avoid this gap in protection by getting the Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of your pregnancy. By doing so, you pass high levels of antibodies help protect your baby against whooping cough in the first months of life.
Learn more here: www.cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant/
COVID in Pregnancy
Go get you COVID vaccine!
COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that can be deadly for unborn babies and pregnant women. It spreads from person to person by coughing, sneezing, talking or just breathing while in close contact with others. COVID-19 infection during pregnancy can harm unborn babies and lead to pregnancy complications. Moms can also become very sick if they are infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy because of changes in the immune system and lungs during pregnancy. Protect yourself and your baby by getting the COVID vaccine during your pregnancy if you have not gotten it already. More than 200,000 pregnant women in the US have received COVID vaccines. The vaccines are very safe for moms and babies. Getting vaccinated will help you develop antibodies to protect you and your baby against COVID during pregnancy and in the first months of your baby’s life.
Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html