Vaccines during pregnancy

Vaccines during pregnancy

DISEASE CAN YOU BE IMMUNISED DURING PREGNANCY??
Cholera Not recommended, but the risk versus benefit is assessed individually
Hepatitis B Not recommended, but the risk versus benefit is assessed individually
Measles No
Mumps No
Pneumococcus Not recommended, but the risk versus benefit is assessed individually
Poliomyelitis No
Rubella No
Rabies Not recommended, but the risk versus benefit is assessed individually. If working with animals where there is an increased risk, it is recommended as a prophylactic
Tetanus Yes, if not previously vaccinated, best given after 20 weeks gestation.
Typhoid Ok, as long as it is the inactivated vaccine. If you are going to be in an area where there is an increased risk
Chicken pox No. Give immune globulin if exposed
Yellow fever No, unless exposure is unavoidable

 

Information obtained from Vaccine Helpline: 0860 160 160

Another helpful resource:

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/immunizations-and-pregnancy-beyond-the-basics

Policies on immunisation are ever changing, so it is best to consult with a Healthcare Professional before proceeding with any vaccinations.

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