Adult Immunizations and Pregnancy

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As a woman begins to prepare for pregnancy, it is a good time to review her general health.
Often adults neglect the status of their immunizations. Below is a table of what is needed by women 19 – 45 years of age. It also shows which ones may be given while pregnanct or trying to become pregnant. The table gives the amount of time to wait before becoming pregnant after getting certain immunizations.

Please review your health records. Discuss them with your primary doctor. Check for any needed updates. Your primary doctor will give you your immunizations.



Give During Pregnancy?

Recommended Interval for Avoidance of Pregnancy

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) One dose No One month 
Varicella (Chickenpox) Two doses  No  One month 
Influenza One dose In Oct/Nov Yes  None
One intranasal dose in Oct/Nov No No information  
Tetanus – diphtheria – pertussis (Tdap) One dose booster every ten years Under review None 
Tetanus diphtheria One dose booster every ten years Yes  None 
Pneumococcus (Pneumonia) One dose Yes  None 
Hepatitis A Two doses Yes  None 
Hepatitis B Three doses  Yes  None 
Meningococcus (Meningitis) One dose  Yes  None 
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Three doses No  No information