Vaccinations

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), these are the top reasons to receive different vaccinations while pregnant. If you have any questions please visit www.acog.org or call our office at 843-856-3262.

Flu Vaccine

Pregnant? Top 3 Reasons Why You Need the Flu Vaccine.

  • The flu is a serious illness that can be much more severe during pregnancy. It can be life-threatening for newborns and pregnant women.
  • Getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy helps protect your newborn from the flu until the baby is old enough for his or her own vaccine.
  • The flu vaccine is safe for both you and your fetus. You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine.

Get the flu vaccine during every pregnancy, as soon as the vaccine is available. You can get the flu vaccine during any trimester.

Information provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Tdap Vaccine

Pregnant? Top 3 Reasons Why You Need the Tdap Vaccine.

  • The Tdap vaccine prevents whooping cough. This is a very serious, often life-threatening disease for babies.
  • Getting the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy helps protect your newborn from whooping cough until the baby is old enough for his or her own vaccine.
  • The Tdap vaccine I safe for both you and your fetus.

Get the Tdap vaccine during every pregnancy between 27 and 36 weeks, as early in the window as possible.

Information provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).