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Are You Pregnant or Thinking About Becoming Pregnant?
Vaccinations Before, During and After Pregnancy
CDC has guidelines for the vaccines you need before, during, and after pregnancy. Some vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, should be given a month or more before pregnancy.
You should get the Tdap vaccine (to help protect against whooping cough), during your pregnancy. Other vaccines, like the flu shot, can be given before or during pregnancy, depending on whether or not it is flu season when you’re pregnant.
It is safe for you to receive vaccines right after giving birth, even while you are breastfeeding. Be sure to discuss each vaccine with your healthcare professional before getting vaccinated.
Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by a virus.
You can contract hepatitis B through contact with blood or body fluids.
Talk to your doctor about getting tested for
hepatitis B during your pregnancy.
Pregnant people can pass hepatitis B to their baby during birth. This is called perinatal transmission.
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