Adult Immunization Information for Providers

Pregnancy and Immunizations

Pregnant patients should be vaccinated to help protect them and their babies against the flu, COVID-19, pertussis (whopping cough) and now respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). However, many of pregnant persons may not be aware of these recommendations. This is why healthcare providers play a crucial role in providing education and guidance on immunizations.

Healthcare providers are their most trusted source of health information during their pregnancies. A strong recommendation from you may be what influences a pregnant person to get vaccinated.

Breastfeeding and Immunizations
CDC has guidelines for the vaccines that people can receive while breastfeeding. Most of the routine vaccinations adults receive can be given while they are breastfeeding.

To look up the guidelines for a specific vaccine and whether or not it should be given while your patient is breastfeeding, click here
Recommended Immunizations for Healthcare Workers
Group of medical professionalsHealthcare workers (HCWs)* are at risk for exposure to serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Healthcare workers who work directly with patients or handle material that could spread infection, should get appropriate vaccines to reduce the chance they’ll get sick or spread vaccine-preventable diseases. sure anyone working with patients is up-to-date with the recommended vaccines for healthcare workers.

*Healthcare workers include physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, dental professionals and students, medical and nursing students, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, hospital volunteers, & administrative staff.

Content last updated: November 3, 2023


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