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Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ACOG created the below English and Spanish language web graphics, printable materials, and accompanying text to assist ob-gyns and other women’s health care practitioners in communicating the importance of maternal immunization with pregnant women, both outside of the office setting and through in-office education.

Download the full-size web graphics to post and share with patients on your practice website, patient portal, or practice social media pages. Additional detailed supplemental text is also available below, both in English and Spanish, which can be copied and pasted to include alongside the posted web graphics. For direct education with your patients during office visits, ACOG encourages you to use the printable versions, sized for a standard printer.

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Top 3 reasons why pregnant women need the Tdap vaccine infographic.

Full Size Web Graphic for Online Posting
8” x 11” Flyer for Printing
11” x 17” Poster for Printing

Protect Your Baby and Yourself: Get the Tdap Vaccine During Pregnancy

Have you heard about whooping cough? It’s a serious disease that can be deadly for babies. Babies with whooping cough (also called pertussis) have violent coughing fits and a hard time breathing. 

You can help protect your baby from whooping cough by getting the whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) during pregnancy. The vaccine creates antibodies that are passed to your fetus. After you give birth, the antibodies protect your newborn until his or her first whooping cough vaccine at age two months. 

The best time for you to get the vaccine is between 27 and 36 weeks of each pregnancy. It helps to get the vaccine as early in this window as possible. 
Remember, all pregnant women should get the Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy. It is a safe and smart step to take to protect your baby’s health. 

If you have more questions about Tdap, talk with your obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) or other health care professional.

References

  1. Update on Immunization and Pregnancy: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccination. Committee Opinion No. 718. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. September 2017.
  2. Pertussis (Whooping Cough). National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. August 7, 2017. Accessed April 4, 2019.

¿Embarazada? Tres razones principales por las que usted necesita la vacuna Tdap infographic.

Full Size Spanish Web Graphic for Online Posting
8” x 11” Spanish Flyer for Printing
11” x 17” Spanish Poster for Printing

Proteja a su bebé y a usted misma: Obtenga la vacuna Tdap durante el embarazo

¿Ha oído hablar de la tos ferina? Es una enfermedad grave que puede ser mortal para los bebés. Los bebés con tos ferina (también llamada pertusis) tienen ataques de tos violentos y dificultad para respirar.

Puede ayudar a proteger a su bebé de la tos ferina al recibir la vacuna contra la tos ferina (Tdap) durante el embarazo. La vacuna crea anticuerpos que se transmiten a su feto. Después de dar a luz, los anticuerpos protegen a su recién nacido hasta su primera vacuna contra la tos ferina a los 2 meses de edad.

El mejor momento para vacunarse es entre las semanas 27 y 36 de cada embarazo. Ayuda recibir la vacuna lo antes posible dentro de este periodo.

Recuerde: Todas las mujeres embarazadas deben recibir la vacuna contra el Tdap durante cada embarazo. Es un paso seguro e inteligente para proteger la salud de su bebé.

Si tiene más preguntas sobre la Tdap, hable con su ginecólogo obstetra (ginecoobstetra) u otro profesional de atención médica.

Referencias

  1. Update on Immunization and Pregnancy: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccination. Committee Opinion No. 718. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Setiembre del 2017.
  2. Pertussis (Whooping Cough). National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 7 de agosto del 2017. Fecha de consulta: 4 de abril del 2019.


This resource was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number, 6 NU38OT000287-03-03, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.