Tag: chickenpox

Get vaccinated before pregnancy

Get vaccinated before pregnancy

If you’re planning a pregnancy, make sure that you are up-to-date on all of your vaccinations. Vaccinations contain medicine that makes you immune ...
Chickenpox and pregnancy – what you need to know

Chickenpox and pregnancy – what you need to know

You probably don’t need to worry about chickenpox (also called varicella) if you’ve had it before or if you’ve had the chickenpox vaccine. Both of the ...
What vaccines do you need before, during, and after pregnancy?

What vaccines do you need before, during, and after pregnancy?

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, it is very important to make sure that you are up-to-date on all of your vaccinations. Vaccines help prot ...
See how your state is doing on childhood vaccination rates

See how your state is doing on childhood vaccination rates

You know that vaccines are very important. They protect your baby from serious childhood illnesses. Over the years vaccines have prevented countless c ...
Painful memories of mumps and chickenpox

Painful memories of mumps and chickenpox

It’s World Immunization Week, a time to remember why pregnant women need certain vaccines, and why we vaccinate our kids. I remember having mumps w ...
Thinking about pregnancy? Think about vaccines.

Thinking about pregnancy? Think about vaccines.

Vaccines aren’t just for children. Adults need to get vaccinated too! And if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, it is very important to make su ...
How vaccines work

How vaccines work

Vaccines protect you from diseases that can cause severe illness and even death. Vaccines work with your body’s immune system to help it recognize and ...

Shingles, pregnancy and kids – know the facts

Many pregnant women have written to us expressing concern about being exposed to a family member who has shingles. Usually it is their parent or grand ...
Chickenpox, vaccinations and Angelina Jolie

Chickenpox, vaccinations and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie coming down with chickenpox is a good reminder for all of us to keep our vaccinations up to date! Chickenpox, also called varicella, is ...