Women need to get immunization during pregnancy especially if they are not up-to-date with the vaccines for latest viral diseases. It is important that they do not allow themselves or their child to be vulnerable to these diseases. Your physician should tell you about the safe vaccines during pregnancy which you must use for immunisation. Of course the ideal situation is to avoid the circumstances which require you to have vaccinations as the antibodies of the virus could harm your baby.
There are two types of vaccines, those that have inactive or killed viruses and those that have live viruses. It is generally believed that vaccines with live viruses need to be especially avoided while some vaccinations such as influenza shot during the seasons of prevalent flu (between March and November) may be taken. Again, the nasal spray vaccine for flu cannot be taken as it has live virus.
Some other recommended vaccines during pregnancy are –
Bear in mind that it is better to save yourself and the baby from the risk of a disease than worry about what the vaccine’s harm may be. These issues must be clearly discussed with your physician. In general, the vaccinations that one needs to avoid during pregnancy are those meant for –
Ideally, you should immunise yourself before getting pregnant and this should be one of issues discussed with your partner when planning a baby.
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