Vaccinations Needed During Pregnancy

Vaccinations Needed During Pregnancy



 COVID -19


All adults, including those who are pregnant and people who have had COVID-19 illness, are recommended to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters. 

It’s safe to get the vaccine at any time during the  pregnancy.


 A flu vaccine shot every fall, is safe to get  at any time during pregnancy.

Everyone who is pregnant is recommended to get a dose of Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy, preferably in the early part of the third trimester. 

Tdap vaccine during pregnancy will help protect your baby from whooping cough in the first few months after birth. 

Tdap is recommended preferentially during the early part of gestational weeks 27 to 36 in order to maximize maternal antibody production, placental transfer, and antibody levels in the newborn.

 Hepatitis B

 All adults younger than 60 years, including those who are pregnant, should get HepB vaccine if they are not already immune. 

If vaccination is needed during pregnancy, Engerix-B, Recombivax HB, or Twinrex may be used. 

The newborn should get started on the HepB vaccination series within 24 hours of birth.

 Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is 

 not recommended to be given during pregnancy.

 Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccines are not recommended during pregnancy.

Varicella vaccine is not recommended to be given during pregnancy.


The safety of Shingrix vaccine during pregnancy is unknown


PPSV23; PCV15; PCV20

 If at increased risk of severe illness from pneumococcal disease, your healthcare professional might recommend pneumococcal vaccination during pregnancy or recommend waiting until after pregnancy. 

 Hepatitis A

 Hepatitis A vaccine if there is a specific risk factor for hepatitis A.

It is safe during pregnancy.

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

In  adults with certain high-risk conditions: functioning spleen, need vaccination with Hib, it  safe to receive it at any time during pregnancy.


Meningococcal ACWY

 The MenACWY may be given to first-year college students living in a residential facility and you either have never been vaccinated or were vaccinated before age 16. 

MenACWY vaccine is safe to receive during pregnancy.

Meningococcal B


 MenB vaccine  is needed with asplenia, are age 23 or younger.

No studies have been conducted on MenB vaccine in pregnancy.

Covid-19 vaccination recommended during pregnancy, and a booster is also recommended it to the completion of the initial vaccine series.

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