Which vaccines should I take during my pregnancy?
Pregnant ladies need some vaccines during pregnancy for their safety such as Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular, Pertussis) which is given between 27 to 36 weeks of gestation and the influenza vaccine.
- The tetanus, pertussis, and influenza have severe consequences on pregnant mother and the fetus which can be prevented through vaccination.
- Vaccines containing inactivated microorganism which are safe during pregnancy.
- Pregnant ladies are recommended to take flu vaccine during flu season. Also, hepatitis B, pneumococcal polysaccharide and meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines are safe during pregnancy.
- Whereas, live-virus vaccines, such as MMP, varicella-zoster are contraindicated during pregnancy and at least one month before getting pregnant because the virus may be transmitted to the fetus.