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Vaccine FAQs: Childhood Vaccines

There are currently no recommended whooping cough vaccines for infants. However, protection for babies can be provided in other ways. If the mother receives a Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy, the infant will have short-term immunity from the disease. Make sure family members and caregivers are up-to-date on their whooping cough vaccinations, and vaccinate babies on time,...
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Yes – the flu vaccine is safe for breastfeeding mothers. The flu vaccine can help protect the mother from getting the flu and exposing her baby, and also provides direct protection for the baby though antibodies, which can be passed from mother to baby during breastfeeding. Flu prevention should always be taken seriously, as it is important to keep our...
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