Important Vaccinations During Pregnancy

Important Vaccinations During Pregnancy

16 Jul 2020 | 4 min Read


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Vaccination during pregnancy is important to keep the mother and the baby immune to various diseases. Some vaccines are quite necessary in the pregnancy period. It’s a very critical time for both the mother and the baby.



Getting vaccinated during the prenatal period is very important because some diseases that the mother catches gets passed on to the fetus. This may cause irreversible damage to both. It is very important to have proper knowledge of vaccination to stay safe and to keep your baby safe. For more information read on:

Pregnancy and Vaccination

There are a few diseases that can be transmitted to your baby during the prenatal period and result in a chronic sickness in your child. Others might cause the premature death of the fetus. Vaccination during pregnancy and before it is important for both mother and baby. Consult your doctor about what vaccinations are safe during pregnancy? You can also take the best prenatal vitamins to boost your and your unborn child’s immunity. The baby must be vaccinated after birth from several diseases, consult your doctor for more information on it.


Which vaccines are necessary before you get pregnant?

Before you conceive and get on how to take vaccines during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about the history of your vaccinations. You might need to get vaccinated for:


  • Rubella – Get a pre-pregnancy blood test to check if you are vaccinated for rubella or not. If not get a vaccine at least one month before you conceive the baby.


  • Hepatitis B – Getting a vaccine for hepatitis B is quite important before you get pregnant because hepatitis B during pregnancy can lead to the transmission of the virus to your child and result in health problems throughout your child’s life.

Prenatal Vaccination

Vaccination during pregnancy is very much necessary for you and your newborn baby’s life. There are a few recommended vaccinations during pregnancy. Among them the most important ones are:

  • Flu vaccine – Is the flu vaccine during pregnancy safe? Yes, getting a flu shot or a flu nasal spray vaccine is important during this period because flu during pregnancy can harm both the child and mother. Vaccinating the mother during any of the trimesters of the prenatal period keeps the baby safe from flu for months after the birth and also prevents respiratory tract infections.


  • Tdap vaccine – One Tdap(Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis) vaccination is necessary for each pregnancy. It keeps the child safe from whooping cough. So even if you are vaccinated with Tdap or Td (tetanus-diphtheria) vaccines, it is recommended that you get vaccinated every time you get pregnant.

These vaccines during pregnancy are very important. Even the child after birth should be vaccinated for these because these diseases are very dangerous for infants.


Now you know why vaccination during pregnancy is so important and you are aware of the vaccinations that are necessary in the prenatal period. So we recommend that you use the information you have gathered from the article, for happy family life. If you can think of other preventive measures that we should take during pregnancy let us know in the comments.


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Rachel Burns is an experienced copywriter and photographer with a design diploma. She works with startups, entrepreneurs, bloggers and companies from around the world. In addition to writing articles and promotional materials, she enjoys hiking, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

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