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Tdap and Flu Vaccines for Pregnant Women in Delaware

The Tdap and influenza vaccines are both recommended for pregnant women to help keep both mother and baby healthy. It is safe for patients to receive both the Tdap and flu vaccines at the same time. If you’re in the Delaware area and are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, contact Dedicated to Women OBGYN today for more information on the Tdap and flu vaccines. We have offices in Dover, Milford, Middletown, and Rehoboth Beach.

Tdap Vaccine

The Tdap vaccine is recommended during every pregnancy, ideally between 27 and 36 weeks gestation. When given during pregnancy, the Tdap vaccine boosts antibodies in the mother, which are transplacentally transferred to her developing baby. Third-trimester administration optimizes neonatal antibody levels.

This vaccine helps protect infants, who are at the greatest risk for developing pertussis and its life-threatening complications, until they are old enough to start the childhood pertussis vaccine series.

Flu Vaccine

The flu vaccine is recommended for pregnant women and is safe to administer during any trimester. The vaccine is the best way to protect pregnant women and their babies from the flu and prevent possible flu-associated pregnant complications.

The flu vaccine is safe and can help protect the baby from the flu for up to 6 months after birth. This is important because babies younger than 6 months of age are too young to get a flu vaccine.

Schedule a Vaccination

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, plan on receiving both the Tdap and influenza vaccines. For women in the Delaware area, Dedicated to Women OBGYN can offer referrals to ensure the vaccines are administered safely and at the optimal time during pregnancy. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in Dover, Milford, Middletown, or Rehoboth Beach.

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