Pregnancy and Vaccines

 

Did you know that a mother’s immunity is passed along to her baby during pregnancy? This protects the newborn baby for a few months of life until the baby can begin to receive his/her own immunizations. There are certain vaccines that are important to receive to not only protect you but also your baby.

Whether you are currently pregnant or planning a pregnancy, talk to your doctor or provider about vaccinations.

Journey of Your Child's Vaccines

Immunizations Before, During & After Pregnancy

The chart below is an Immunizations and Pregnancy Chart that shows what immunizations are needed before, during and after pregnancy. Use this as a reference to start a discussion with your doctor.

pregnancy guidelines

Cocooning

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Just as herd immunity can protect our community, cocooning protects your family, especially your baby. Many childhood vaccines are given in a number of doses, working to build your child’s immunity against a particular disease. While your baby is building immunity, s/he is more vulnerable to vaccine preventable diseases.

In order to help protect your baby, make sure you and all your other family members are up-to-date on your vaccines. This includes your teenager, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle and close family friends. Don’t forget to also ask any caretaker, nanny or child care center staff if they are up to date with their vaccines! When people close to your baby are protected against vaccine preventable diseases, you are building a cocoon of protection around your baby.

 

 

 

Vaccines you should talk to your doctor or health care provider about getting while pregnant include:
  • Flu vaccine (yearly)
  • Tdap vaccine (with each pregnancy)

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FDA NEWS UPDATE: Today, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Committee (VRBPAC) greenlit the use of booster doses for: ages 65+, those at high risk for severe COVID-19, and those at high risk for occupational exposure (such as frontline healthcare workers). This is only for Pfizer’s COVID vaccine and does not apply to those who got Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.While the advisory panel voted to expand the emergency use authorization (EUA) on Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to include an additional dose for these specific groups, the experts opted NOT to approve boosters for everyone 16 and up at this time. They did not believe there is enough safety data yet to show that the benefits of boosters outweigh potential risks in other groups.It is now up to CDC’s independent advisory committee (ACIP) to meet and make an official recommendation, which is expected to happen next week. Our system works like this: first, the FDA advisory panel votes - which happened today. Next, the FDA will decide whether to follow VRBPAC’s recommendation, which is likely to happen in the coming days. Once the FDA decides IF boosters can be made available based on the data, then the ACIP decides who SHOULD get the newly authorized booster. The CDC then reviews ACIP’s recommendations and makes the final decision on who should get the boosters and when. It’s important to remember that the primary 2 doses of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines AND the J&J vaccine continue to provide very good protection against severe illness. This update does NOT mean that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work. It also doesn’t mean that other people won’t need boosters in the future. VRBPAC experts simply need more information about the benefits and risks of a booster dose in other people before making a decision. Boosters are a tool we have to try to stay ahead of the virus. As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus and variants, we will continue to need to change how we respond to protect ourselves and our communities. We’ll share more information as it becomes available. COVID-19 vaccines remain the best tool we have against this pandemic. Mask up, vax up. More info: vaccinateyourfamily.org/covid19faq ... See MoreSee Less
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