KNOWLEDGE ABOUT VACCINATION DURING PREGNANCY
Receiving vaccines on time is critical for the health of both the mother and the infant. The vaccinations you receive during and throughout pregnancy play an important role in ensuring your well-being, as well as the health of your kid. The baby’s first line of defence against some actual diseases is the mother’s immunity.
Antibodies are abundant in pregnant women. They convey these antibodies to the baby during the last month of pregnancy. Vaccinations stimulate the development of these antibodies in mothers and children.
Vaccines are classified into three types: live viruses, dead viruses, and toxoids (healthy, artificially modified proteins drawn from bacteria). Pregnant women should avoid getting live virus vaccinations, such as the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) since there is a chance they can harm their unborn child. Dead virus vaccinations, such as the flu shot, and pathogen antibodies, such as tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, are safe