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Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

Category C: The tdap is considered a category c drug during pregnancy. This basically means there is no specific evidence of fetal harm if taken. Some practitioners wait until the second trimester to give it out of extra caution, but it is truly a good investment in your babies health. It adds a bit of pertussis protection to the antibodies you give baby & helps until they can get their first one at 2m. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a pregnant woman get meningococcal vaccine?

Can a pregnant woman get meningococcal vaccine?

No and Yes: Menactra (one brand) is a pregnancy catagory c, which means risk to fetus cannot be ruled out. Menveo is category b, which means there is no evidence of risk to fetus in humans. Therefore Menveo can be given to a pregnant mother, if/when the benefits outweigh the risks. However, neither is specifically indicated or thoroughly studied in pregnant women. Discuss you risks and benefits with doc. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to get the measles vaccine?

Is it safe for pregnant women to get the measles vaccine?

MMR after delivery: The measles vaccine (MMR) is a live-virus vaccine, so it is not given to pregnant women or to women just about to become pregnant. It can be given to the mom after her baby is born. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Yes: The pneumoccal vaccines (more than one) are composed of non living material and pose no risk to the developing fetus.They can be given as indicated at any point in pregnancy. Some practitioners avoid use in the first trimester out of a sense of caution, but there are no documented problems when it has been given during that period. ...Read more

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Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Yes it is: Pertussis vaccine is now given as tdap vaccine in late second trimester or third trimester. It gives protection to the mother as well as limited protection to the baby. ...Read more

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What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Few documented: There have been many episodes where a woman received these vaccines & later found out they were pregnancy. At last review, no adverse outcomes were documented.Physicians generally prefer to avoid any live vaccine during pregnancy out of caution. Non living vaccines like DtaP are actually part of today's standard of care.. ...Read more

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Any women get their flu shot in 1st trimester and had a healthy pregnancy?

Any women get their flu shot in 1st trimester and had a healthy pregnancy?

Yes: Past experience with the killed (regular injected) flu vaccine has been good. No specific pattern of problems influencing the fetus is known. Although considered safe during any stage of pregnancy, most recommend waiting until >14wks when he period of organ formation is completed out of caution. Influenza is a devastating illness to some in pregnancy, we lost 2 moms here 2 years ago (babies ok). ...Read more

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Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?

Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?

Vast majority are: This probably protects upwards of 95% of the population. However, due to the significance of rubella in pregnancy, OB's generally test for rubella immunity in all their prospective mothers so they can receive a booster if needed. ...Read more

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What are the recommendations for tdap vaccines in pregnant women?

What are the recommendations for tdap vaccines in pregnant women?

Get one : The cdc currently recommends all pregnant women receive the tdap vaccine in each pregnancy regardless of their last dose. It can be given at any time with the optimal timing being between 27-36 weeks to maximize the moms antibody response which provides passive immunity to the infant. This provides protection against this deadly disease for the mom and baby. ...Read more

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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read more

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Is it ok for pregnant women to received a DPT vaccine?

Is it ok for pregnant women to received a DPT vaccine?

Yes: Acip recommends that pregnant women who have not been previously vaccinated with tdap should get one dose of tdap during the third trimester or late second trimester (after 20 weeks gestation). If not administered during pregnancy, tdap should be administered immediately postpartum. Instead of DPT ideally tdap or td should be given. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

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What risks are associated with the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Not recommended: Neither of them are recommended because of possible harmful effect to the developing fetus, although not well documented. ...Read more

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When to get pregnant after finishing last shot of anti cervical cancer vaccine?

When to get pregnant after finishing last shot of anti cervical cancer vaccine?

Any time: The HPV vaccine is not at all risky in regard to conception and pregnancy. You don't need to delay at all. Good luck! ...Read more

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How many percent a woman is prone to HPV hu isnt yet vaccinated compared to a woman who received HPV vaccine?

How many percent a woman is prone to HPV hu isnt yet vaccinated compared to a woman who received HPV vaccine?

Quite a number: Prior to vaccine availability, studies showed 70% of women in their early to mid 20's were antibody positive to hpv. Studies reveal 99% of recipients developed protective antibody within a month after the third dose. Actual life experience of those receiving vaccines has not been fully tested. ...Read more

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Chicken pox effects during sixth month of pregnancy.Does it effects baby?

Chicken pox effects during sixth month of pregnancy.Does it effects baby?

Probably not: Chances are good that no harm will come to baby, but timing is a factor. If you get chicken pox during first or second trimester of pregnancy, there's a slight risk (less than 2 percent overall) that your baby will get something called congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest (about 2 percent) if you're infected between 13 and 20 weeks' gestation. At 6 mos. Virtually no risk. ...Read more

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Are shingles harmful to pregnant women?

Are shingles harmful to pregnant women?

No risk: If you get shingles when you’re pregnant, it’s usually mild and there’s no risk to you or your baby. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more