National Immunization Awareness Month 2019
Pregnant Women (August 5-11)
Each year, the goal of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is to increase awareness about immunizations from infants to the elderly. This week, NIAM is focusing on Pregnant women.
Did you know that your baby can receive disease immunity (protection) from you during pregnancy? Vaccines help protect you and your baby against serious diseases. The CDC has guidelines for the vaccines you need before, during, and after pregnancy. You should receive a flu shot and whooping cough vaccine (also called Tdap) during each pregnancy to help protect yourself and your baby. The measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, can be given a month or more before pregnancy.
Discuss all vaccines with your healthcare professional before getting vaccinated. To learn more, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pregnancy/index.html