Pregnancy and vaccines

Many vaccines are safe to receive while pregnant. Before becoming pregnant, make sure you are up-to-date on routine adult vaccines (PDF). Proper vaccination will help protect you and your child.

If you are pregnant during flu season, we strongly recommend you get the inactivated flu vaccine. A pregnant woman who gets the flu is at risk for serious complications and even hospitalization. Vaccines are safe in the period following giving birth – even if you are breastfeeding.