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Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Tdap can be given in second trimester or after delivery
Dr. Yash Khanna
It is recommended by CDC that all pregnant women should be given Tdap in second or third trimester of pregnancy irrespective of when they received last dose of tdap or td, to protect the newborn against Pertussis and it is safe to administer.To be given preferably between 27 and 36 weeks gestation
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES

Yes, the CDC currently states that pregnancy is not a contraindication for getting tdap.
However, there is some data to suggest getting tdap will help protect baby after birth (by antibodies crossing the placenta) and some data that it might interfere with the babies vaccines after birth and might increase risk of pertussis. Talk with your doc - td might be better, or tdap if youre at risk.

In brief: YES

Yes, the CDC currently states that pregnancy is not a contraindication for getting tdap.
However, there is some data to suggest getting tdap will help protect baby after birth (by antibodies crossing the placenta) and some data that it might interfere with the babies vaccines after birth and might increase risk of pertussis. Talk with your doc - td might be better, or tdap if youre at risk.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: It is recommended

Not only pregnant women can receive Tdap but is recommended that all pregnant women receive Tap vaccine preferably between 27 to 36 weeks gestation,irrespective of when their last shot was

In brief: It is recommended

Not only pregnant women can receive Tdap but is recommended that all pregnant women receive Tap vaccine preferably between 27 to 36 weeks gestation,irrespective of when their last shot was
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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