CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report Finds Not Enough Pregnant Women Get Vaccinated


According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, most (65 percent) pregnant women in the U.S. are not vaccinated during pregnancy to protect against flu and whooping cough. CDC recommends that, unless otherwise indicated, all pregnant women get flu vaccine during any trimester of each pregnancy and get Tdap during the early third trimester of each pregnancy. This is an essential part of routine prenatal care to provide protection for women but also for their babies during the first few months of their life.


Anne Schuchat, M.D., Principal Deputy Director, CDC

Amanda Cohn, M.D., Acting Chief Medical Officer; Vaccine Policy, Preparedness, Global Health; CDC

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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