giving Tdap and flu vaccines to pregnant women

You'll see a new emphasis on giving Tdap and flu vaccines to pregnant women...to protect moms AND their newborns.

Tdap (Adacel, Boostrix) used to be given to the mom right AFTER delivery if needed. But that leaves newborns unprotected until they start getting pertussis vaccination at 2 months.

Recommend vaccinating pregnant women after 20 weeks gestation if they haven't previously gotten Tdap and only need a booster.

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