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I am 30w pregnant, just had my flu + pneumonia shots. The p.A. Recommended for me the dtap shot for whooping cough too. Should i get it?

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In brief: It is safe

It is safe and important in protecting you from contracting pertussis.
. You will get the tdap vaccine which is the version of for all older than 7 years old. Dtap is the version for younger children. Pertussis is an illness that can be serious in very young infants. Although pertussis immunization starts at 2 mos of age, babies need at least 3 shots in the series to have protection.

In brief: It is safe

It is safe and important in protecting you from contracting pertussis.
. You will get the tdap vaccine which is the version of for all older than 7 years old. Dtap is the version for younger children. Pertussis is an illness that can be serious in very young infants. Although pertussis immunization starts at 2 mos of age, babies need at least 3 shots in the series to have protection.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: CDC

In the third trimester, the CDC recommends the vaccination: http://www.
cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant/mom/get-vaccinated.html

In brief: CDC

In the third trimester, the CDC recommends the vaccination: http://www.
cdc.gov/pertussis/pregnant/mom/get-vaccinated.html
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Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Possibly

Only if you are at high risk, otherwise wait until after delivering your baby.

In brief: Possibly

Only if you are at high risk, otherwise wait until after delivering your baby.
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