Vaccinations are a hot-button issue for many in the public, especially for parents and soon-to-be parents. This is often due to the false information swirling around on social media and other outlets.
In reality, vaccinations have been shown time and time again to be safe during pregnancy. Not only that, they can help protect your baby from disease before they are even born.
In this article, we will explore which vaccinations are safe for pregnant women to receive, which ones should be avoided if possible (and why), how much protection these vaccines provide your baby before birth, and what you should do if you suspect an adverse vaccine reaction has occurred.
Pregnant women are recommended to get the seasonal flu vaccine and the Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy.
Flu shots are safe for pregnant women and can reduce the risk of illness in you and your baby. Most people who get vaccinated will not have any side effects, but some may experience mild reactions such as redness or soreness where they got the shot. If you know that you are allergic to thimerosal (a preservative found in some vaccines), then you should avoid getting a flu shot.
The CDC recommends that all pregnant women receive an annual flu shot because it is safe and effective at preventing serious illness from happening to them or their unborn child during pregnancy.
A lot of people don’t realize this, but when someone gets sick with influenza while they are pregnant, it increases their risk of having complications like pneumonia – which can cause serious problems during delivery – or even death! This is why protecting yourself against seasonal viruses is so important for both moms-to-be and their babies once they arrive.
If you are pregnant, your healthcare provider may recommend that you get the flu vaccine. This is because it is safe for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It helps protect both them and their baby from the flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu shot every year—including pregnant women, who can pass protection on to their babies if they get sick before birth. Your healthcare provider may also advise you to get vaccinated if:
- You are at high risk of serious complications from influenza infection or exposure to the influenza virus.
- You live with or care for an infant younger than 6 months old.
- You have chronic health conditions (like heart disease, diabetes)
- You are 65 years or older.
- You had Guillain-Barré syndrome within 6 weeks after getting a previous dose of any seasonal flu vaccine
Vaccines are safe for pregnant women, and they are important for pregnant women. Vaccines can help protect a mother against serious illness, which prevents her from being able to care for herself or her baby. Vaccines also prevent serious illness in babies who are born too early or with low birth weight.
The first thing to know is that if you are pregnant, you should talk to your doctor about whether the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for you. While it is true that no studies have been done on pregnant women who received the flu vaccine in previous years, experts think that there is a very low risk of side effects from getting either type of flu shot during pregnancy.
Some studies show that these vaccines are safe for adolescents and children under age 5, so it seems likely that they would be safe for adults too.
However, there are some risks associated with getting any kind of injection during pregnancy: an increased risk of miscarriage and premature birth. If you have already had one or more miscarriages before becoming pregnant with this baby, then your chances of having another are higher than usual (about 1%).
After being vaccinated with any type of vaccine containing live viruses—including some types of shingles (herpes zoster) vaccines—some women have had spontaneous abortions in early pregnancy due to infection or immune responses related to the virus itself or their bodies’ response to it
Women should tell their health care provider if they are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or breastfeeding before getting a vaccine.
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or breastfeeding. Your health care provider will decide if you should get the vaccine. They may advise waiting until after pregnancy or breastfeeding ends, depending on the type of vaccine you are getting.
If you have any questions about the issue of vaccination during pregnancy, our team is here to help. At Wellness Surgery Center, we offer a wide range of services—from counseling on post-natal health to helping you prepare for childbirth.
We offer advice from our professionals at our Wellness clinic in Abu Dhabi to help make sure that you are getting all the care you need during this special time in your life.
Vaccinations are crucial for maintaining your health and the health of your baby during pregnancy. Vaccines have been proven safe for pregnant women, and vaccination during pregnancy helps protect both you and your infant.
Vaccines are important in helping to protect healthy babies from potentially life-threatening diseases like influenza (flu), whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), polio and hepatitis B. They can also help protect the unborn child from serious birth defects caused by infection with viruses such as chickenpox (varicella-zoster) or rubella during early development in the womb (before birth).
It is important to know that not all vaccines can be given safely during pregnancy—some should be avoided because they are known to cause adverse effects on pregnant women or their babies; others should not be given until after delivery because they may harm an unborn fetus if administered while still inside their mother’s womb.