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Flu Fact of the Week Pregnant
February 14, 2023

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Special thanks to ACOG Fellow Tamika C. Auguste, MD, chair of Women’s and Infants’ Services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, for sharing her reflections on the evolution of vaccines recommended during pregnancy …

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Danielle Lucia Schaffer
December 12, 2017

Protecting Your Children’s Health Through the Holidays

With winter known as the season for colds and flu, and also whooping cough, it’s important as a mom of four to put my cape on and hone in on protecting my little beings. Like many children, my kids get vaccinated for various illnesses, but did you know that adults should get their Tdap booster vaccine too in order to prevent whooping cough?

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August 7, 2017

Maternal Immunization: Protecting Pregnant Women…and Babies

Most pregnant women get lots of advice to ensure that both they and their baby are healthy. One of the most important pieces of advice should be to get vaccinated against preventable diseases which are more dangerous for them and their newborns than other individuals…

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August 15, 2016

A Healthy Start Begins with On-Time Vaccination

Waiting or delaying vaccines just doesn’t make sense. There is no reduced risk; leaving them unvaccinated just leaves your baby or child vulnerable to infections.

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April 21, 2015

Do You Know Which Vaccines are Recommended Before, During, and After Pregnancy?

Vaccines are recommended for women before, during and after pregnancy. Some vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, should be given a month or more before pregnancy. Other vaccines, like Tdap (to protect against whooping cough) and influenza, are given during pregnancy.

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Pneumococcal Disease infographic
February 19, 2015

Stay Heart Healthy: Vaccines for Adults with Heart Disease

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) encourages you to use American Health Month to promote heart healthy behaviors and remind patients with heart disease about the importance of staying up-to-date with recommended vaccines – especially flu and pneumococcal vaccines – due to their increased risk of becoming ill with serious complications.

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Laura E. Riley, MD
September 3, 2014

Protecting Mother and Baby: Two Important Vaccines Needed During Pregnancy

A special thank you to Laura E. Riley, MD, Director, Labor and Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive…

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National Immunization Awareness Month
August 25, 2014

Some Things Shouldn’t Be Shared

The month of August has been designated as National Immunization Awareness Month. As a partnering organization, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is helping…

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