Vaccines in pregnancy

The objective of vaccinating a pregnant woman is to induce immunity against certain infections and in turn, protect the developing fetus. Routine vaccinations that are safe during pregnancy are

  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis b
  • Meningococcal infection
  • Rabies
  • Covid – 19

All thee vaccines are prepared from inactivated, live attenuated or modified mutant forms of the causative agents.

Live vaccines that are contraindicated during pregnancy include

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Varicella BCG
  • Yellow fever
  • Polio