Tdap and flu shot during pregnancy

emilyc

7 Posts
Reply Posted on: Jul 25, 2012 at 4:24pm
So, for someone with an immune related miscarriage history, would you recommend getting vaccines such as Tdap(to protect against the huge pertussis outbreak, which kills babies 1-3 months old) and flu shot while they are still pregnant? The current recommendation is for pregnant women to get a Tdap booster after 20 weeks to convey some immunity to the fetus as well as provide coverage for the woman(to protect the newborn) after birth...the flu shot also conveys some immunity to the newborn, since flu shot cannot be given until 6 months and pregnant women are susceptible to serious complications and death by flu. However, it seems as though vaccines, which seek to boost immune response, might not be a good idea for someone with a history of immune related miscarriage. Just curious what you think.

Dr. Braverman

2026 Posts
RE: Tdap and flu shot during pregnancy Posted on: Jul 25, 2012 at 6:56pm
after 20 weeks , once the placenta is well vascularized Im not concerned about the vaccines causing issues with the pregnancy.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.