Vaccinations During Pregnancy: What is Safe?

If you expect to travel to foreign countries during your pregnancy, you should consult with your doctor to be sure your vaccinations are up to date, so you can protect yourself and your baby from disease.

All vaccinations are safe to receive after pregnancy; in fact, women should receive needed vaccines as soon as possible after birth to protect newborns against communicable diseases. Most newborns are not scheduled to receive their first shots until 2 months of age.

Discuss your concerns about vaccinations with the medical professional who will be taking care of you during your pregnancy. This person is your best resource for questions about what is safe and what should be avoided while you carry your baby.

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