We universally recommend getting your flu shot during pregnancy/postpartum period. Preservative-free vaccine is available and safe. Unless you have specific allergies to the ingredients found in the vaccine or have had a major adverse reaction to it in the past, it is much riskier to get the flu in pregnancy than to get vaccinated. Please ask your doctor for more information.

In addition, to prevent whooping cough (pertussis), it is recommended that everyone who will be around the baby get a Tdap vaccine. The new moms usually get it postpartum while in the hospital.

If your job requires other vaccinations, please check with us. Also, it is safe to get your PPD testing during pregnancy.