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There are many things you will share with your baby: your wisdom, your love, your excitement, and your joy. Did you know that you can also share protection against many illnesses with your baby by getting recommended vaccinations during your pregnancy? Image courtesy of CDC
There are many things you will share with your baby: your wisdom, your love, your excitement, and your joy. Did you know that you can also share protection against many illnesses with your baby by getting recommended vaccinations during your pregnancy? Image courtesy of CDC
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There are many things you will share with your baby: your wisdom, your love, your excitement, and your joy. Did you know that you can also share protection against many illnesses with your baby by getting recommended vaccinations during your pregnancy?

Getting recommended vaccinations while you’re pregnant helps your body create protective antibodies (proteins produced by the body to fight off illnesses) that you can pass on to your baby. These antibodies help protect your baby from several illnesses during their first few months of life.

Help strengthen your baby’s immunity before they are even born. Talk to a healthcare provider you trust about the vaccines that are right for you during your pregnancy.

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The From Me, To You communications effort invites you, your loved ones, and your healthcare providers into a conversation about how getting recommended vaccinations during pregnancy helps you share protection with your baby. This page provides resources on vaccination during pregnancy for pregnant people, healthcare providers, and communications effort partners.

Image courtesy of CDC

For Pregnant People and Support Networks

About “From Me, To You”

Getting recommended vaccinations during pregnancy provides important protection for pregnant people and their babies in the first few months of life, yet overall vaccination coverage remains low.1-3

Vaccination coverage is often lowest among Black pregnant people, many of whom report experiencing mistreatment, structural, and interpersonal racism during pregnancy and delivery.1-6Given these lived experiences, it is important to recognize that there are many factors that may impact vaccination coverage among Black pregnant people. During ongoing nationwide Black maternal health and infant mortality crises, vaccination during pregnancy offers an important opportunity to increase protection for Black pregnant people and their babies.7-8

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The “From Me, To You” communications effort is informed by feedback from Black pregnant people, intentionally centering on the beauty, excitement, and rich cultural legacy of Black parenthood. It aims to raise awareness, drive urgency, and help protect Black pregnant people and their babies by increasing uptake of recommended vaccines. Learn more [5 pages].

We invite you to learn more about how getting vaccinated during pregnancy shares protection with newborns.

To read more follow he link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/from-me-to-you.html

Information Source: CDC

Footnotes

Razzaghi H, Kahn KE, Calhoun K, et al. Influenza, Tdap, and COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage and Hesitancy Among Pregnant Women — United States, April 2023. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:1065–1071. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7239a4

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccination coverage, pregnant persons, United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated December 13, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/coverage/rsvvaxview/pregnant-persons-coverage-intent.html.

COVID VaxView pregnant persons coverage. Disease Control and Prevention. Updated November 14, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/coverage/covidvaxview/interactive/pregnant-coverage-vaccination.html.

OjiNjideka Hemphill N, Crooks N, Zhang W, et al. Obstetric experiences of young black mothers: An intersectional perspective. Soc Sci Med. 2023;317:115604. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115604

5  Lett E, Hyacinthe MF, Davis DA, Scott KA. Community Support Persons and Mitigating Obstetric Racism During Childbirth. Ann Fam Med. 2023;21(3):227-233. doi:10.1370/afm.2958

Many women report mistreatment during pregnancy and delivery. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated September 29, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/respectful-maternity-care/index.html.

Infant mortality. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated September 13, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/infantmortality.htm.

Working together to reduce Black maternal mortality. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated April 3, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/features/maternal-mortality/index.html.

Kortsmit K, Oduyebo T, Simeone RM, et al. Influenza and tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccination coverage during pregnancy: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 2020. Public Health Rep 2023;00333549231179252. http://doi.org/10.1177/00333549231179252 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/37386826

10 Kiefer MK, Mehl R, Costantine MM, et al. Association between social vulnerability and influenza and tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccination in pregnant and postpartum individuals. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2022;4(3):100603. doi:10.1016/j.ajogmf.2022.100603

11  Spires B, Brewton A, Maples JM, Ehrlich SF, Fortner KB. Vaccine Hesitancy in Women’s Health. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2023;50(2):401-419. doi:10.1016/j.ogc.2023.02.013

12 Wales DP, Khan S, Suresh D, Ata A, Morris B. Factors associated with Tdap vaccination receipt during pregnancy: a cross-sectional study. Public Health. 2020;179:38-44. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2019.10.001

13 Zimmerman M, Zapata LP, Bachiller K, et al. Comparison of attitudes toward routine maternal vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines among pregnant patients in an urban safety-net setting. J Natl Med Assoc. 2023;115(4):362-376. doi:10.1016/j.jnma.2023.04.003

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