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Should you get a Tdap vaccine if you are pregnant?

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You should get a Tdap vaccine if you're pregnant, preferably between weeks 27 and 36 of your pregnancy. You should get the Tdap booster each time you're pregnant.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Immunizations," "Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccines: What You Need to Know."

eMedicine: "Pertussis."

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 8, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Immunizations," "Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccines: What You Need to Know."

eMedicine: "Pertussis."

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 8, 2019

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