Protect Yourself and Your Baby
View the complete immunization guidelines for pregnant and breastfeeding women
Recommended Immunizations to Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy and Newborn
All women should be up-to-date on all routine childhood and adult vaccines prior to becoming pregnant. Vaccines that might be needed include:
- Hepatitis A (hep A)
- Hepatitis B (hep B)
- Seasonal influenza (flu)
- Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) [one dose in place of one scheduled tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster] with Td booster every 10 years thereafter
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Human paplillomavirus
Pregnancy and Hepatitis B
The Florida Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP) is protecting infants from hepatitis B. During pregnancy, expectant moms will be tested for hepatitis B, a vaccine-preventable illness that can be passed onto her baby during the birthing process. Talk to your healthcare provider about perinatal hepatitis B and vaccinations to protect your baby from contracting hepatitis B.
Get the facts:
- Transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) from mother to baby during the perinatal period has the greatest risk of chronic infection or death from HBV-related chronic liver disease.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between 454 and 751 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive Florida women give birth each year.
- Ninety to 95% of these potential infections may be avoided through appropriate maternal screening and infant immunoprophylaxis.