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I am pregnant, will the anthrax vaccine cause birth defects?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not likely: Anthrax vaccination is listed as pregnancy category c. Despite a lack of evidence showing harm, pregnant women should be vaccinated only if absolutely necessary. Breast feeding mothers may receive ava without any fear of passing anthrax to their infants. In 30 years, there has been no study or follow up issues to suggest the vaccination may harm a fetus, it just has not been studied in pregnant w.
Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 38 years experience
Anthrax: Always check with your OB before getting any vaccines.

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