Tag: Tdap

Vaccines during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby from infections

Vaccines during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby from infections

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This week’s focus is on vaccines for pregnant women. If you are pregnant, certain vaccines can ...
New study: don’t skip your Tdap vaccine

New study: don’t skip your Tdap vaccine

The March of Dimes recommends pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine at 27 to 36 weeks of pregnancy. This vaccine protects against pertussis (also ca ...
Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Two vaccines that every grandparent needs

Infants are at risk of serious complications from both whooping cough and the flu. Grandparents, caregivers, and anyone who is going to be in contact ...
Do adults really need vaccines?

Do adults really need vaccines?

Jennifer and Will hope to start a family later this year. Do either of them need vaccines before trying to conceive? Sophia is pregnant with her se ...
Colds and pregnancy

Colds and pregnancy

You know the symptoms—a runny nose, sore throat, stuffy head, coughing, and congestion. Catching a cold while you are pregnant won’t hurt you or your ...
Vaccine during pregnancy protects your baby after birth

Vaccine during pregnancy protects your baby after birth

Today we welcome guest blogger Melissa Gambatese, MPH, Research Analyst in the Perinatal Data Center here at the March of Dimes. She offers an update ...

Getting the Tdap vaccine

My husband and I were watching the news last night and we saw a story about pertussis (whooping cough) and how cases could reach their highest level i ...