One of the first things an expecting mother can do to protect her baby is get vaccinated herself. Getting the recommended vaccines while a pregnant woman is pregnant is safe and will help keep moms healthy during their pregnancy. They will also help pass important infection-fighting antibodies to their babies to provide some protection against certain diseases during their first few months of life when they are still too young to get vaccinated.
Have more questions? The CDC’s page on pregnancy and vaccination has resources for moms, families, and healthcare professionals.
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Frequently Asked Questions
With abundant online information, people often have vaccine-related questions. However, not everything you read about vaccines is true. To obtain accurate information, it is crucial to rely on science-based sources. Here are some trusted sources for reliable vaccine information.