Are vaccines safe in pregnancy

Vaccines protect the mother and her unborn child from certain diseases for which vaccination offers protection. The child is protected in early life by the antibodies passed on from the mother to the baby through the placenta

What are the vaccines given in pregnancy?

The main vaccines given in pregnancy include:

  • Tetanus toxoid – TT
  • Tdap vaccine – protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough
  • Flu vaccine – if pregnant during the flu season

Ensure to get your vaccines on time to protect yourself and your baby.

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