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A 30-year-old female asked:

Dear doctor, please recommend what are the vaccine i must get before getting pregnant. i will start trying to conceive in about 3 months, starting from september. ?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Vaccine: You should have vaccination at least once every one or two years. Till then let your obstetrician know what is going on and you and baby will do just fine and husband will be very happy as will the rest of the family.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vaccines: You should be vaccinated against pertussis. You should also receive a flu vaccine if it is the correct season. Also, if you have never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine, it is recommended to get this as well before becoming pregnant.
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Checking rubella titers and then receiving the MMR vaccine if rubella result is "non-immune" is very important prior to pregnancy.
Jun 18, 2015
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
undefined 49 years experience
Same idea
Jun 19, 2015
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
49 years experience
Shots for pregnancy: during pregnancy, flu vaccine & dtap are given, your obstetrician run blood works including Tigers for MMR & Hepatitis B to make sure you are immune to them. Good luck.
Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Please read on..: A DTaP booster is needed MMR vaccine should be upto date I recommend the meningococcal vaccine not just before pregnancy but to all ages between 11 and 18 years of age and beyond. You might be upto date on it I assume. All other routine vaccines should have been done in your case as a young adult.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Pregnancy vaccines: It would be wise to review your immunization record with your primary care physician to avoid duplication of vaccines. In general, it would be best to have the Hepatitis series, MMR, TdaP, Varicella and Influenza vaccines.
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
undefined 49 years experience
Tdap &flu are ok to be given during pregnancy other vaccine like MMR, varivax & other vaccines, if the titer is negative or never given should be given before pregnancy or after delivery.
Jun 26, 2015

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