Should I receive the Tdap vaccine?

By October 3, 2018 No Comments

Yes, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends the administration of the TDAP vaccine between 27-36 weeks of pregnancy. In newborns, pertussis can be a life-threatening illness and can be prevented by the Tdap vaccine. It can also be administered to breast feeding mothers if not given during pregnancy. Getting the Tdap vaccine is an effective and safe way to protect yourself and your newborn from getting whooping cough.