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Vaccines that contain killed viruses can be given during pregnancy. Getting the flu shot and the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy can protect you from infection and can also help protect your baby after birth before he or she can be vaccinated. To protect yourself and your baby, it’s important to understand which vaccines you may need before, during, and after your pregnancy.

Getting your child vaccinated on time will help protect him or her against 15 vaccine preventable diseases. Ask your child’s healthcare provider if your child is up to date with all recommended vaccines.

Vaccines that are common for all infants are: chicken pox, DTaP, Hib, hepatitis A and B, Influenza, MMR, Prevnar (PCV13), Pneumovax (PPSV23),  polio (IPV), and rotavirus vaccine.