Tag: chickenpox

Vaccines before, during and after pregnancy

Vaccines before, during and after pregnancy

Vaccines help protect you from diseases but during pregnancy you also pass this protection to your baby. That’s why if you’re pregnant, or planning to ...
Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

Vaccination in Pregnancy: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Painful Decision

By Beth Conover, APRN, CGC MotherToBaby Nebraska, UNMC   “I am 20 weeks pregnant…when is it safe to get my flu shot?”  The texted quest ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...