Important Vaccinations Before Pregnancy
Now that we’ve established why vaccinations before pregnancy are important, which vaccines should mothers get? Here are some important vaccines to take2:
The MMR vaccine protects mothers and babies from measles, mumps, and rubella. Most children were vaccinated with this while they were young and it protects a person for life. However, it’s still a good idea to double-check.
IMPORTANT: Women are advised NOT to get pregnant for at least one month after receiving MMR vaccine.
Another important vaccination before pregnancy is the flu vaccine. This vaccine is reformulated each year, since flu strains change yearly. So it’s a good idea to take this before trying to conceive, so that you are protected from the flu while you’re pregnant.
Doctors also give the flu vaccine during pregnancy.
Hepatitis A and B Vaccine
Hepatitis A and B vaccines are also recommended during pregnancy. You may also get these vaccines while you’re pregnant. But it might be easier to do it beforehand just to make sure there are no side effects. Be sure to consult your doctor first before getting this vaccine.
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