Pregnant? Top 3 Reasons Why You Need the Tdap Vaccine
Pregnant? Top 3 Reasons Why You Need the Tdap Vaccine (Text Version)
[Photo of a smiling pregnant woman with a bandage from a vaccine on her shoulder.]
- The Tdap vaccine prevents whooping cough. This is a very serious, often life-threatening disease for babies.
- Getting the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy helps protect your newborn from whooping cough until the baby is old enough for his or her own vaccine.
- The Tdap vaccine is safe for both you and your fetus.
For the health of your baby:
Get the Tdap vaccine during every pregnancy between 27 and 36 weeks, as early in that window as possible.
Learn more at acog.org/Vaccine-Resources.
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This resource was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a part of a financial assistance award totaling $500,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.