Vaccinations during Pregnancy
Vaccinations to take and avoid during pregnancy
During pregnancy, it's important to guard yourself against infections. Your baby can get disease immunity from you, so all the reason to be more careful.
Your doctor will recommend you the vaccinations that you need to get based on your check up during pregnancy.
Whether you're pregnant or not, influenza shot is a must to stay safe and healthy.
This will protect from tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough. It is a must for pregnant woman even if you took it for previous pregnancy.
If you're at risk of contracting Hepatitis A, your doctor will recommend the series during your pregnancy.
This viral disease affects the liver, during pregnancy. Ensure your baby also gets this vaccine within 24 hours of birth.
This vaccine should be taken only if your doctor finds a risk, like a lack of functioning spleen.
Haemophilus Influenza Type B
This vaccine protects you against diseases like meningities and blood infection.
This vaccine protects against another type of meningococcal bacteria.
If you have diabetes, you might need both Pneumovax and Prevnar. Let doctor decide if you need it after or during pregnancy.
The Human Papillomavirus vaccine is for women up to 26 years and not recommended for pregnant women.
Vaccines to Avoid
This vaccine protects you from measles, mumps and rubella. Not recommended during pregnancy.
This vaccination can protect against chickenpox.
This protects against shingles. Also known as Shingrix vaccine.
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