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Immunization

Giving your baby the protection they need

Pertussis (whooping cough) and Influenza (the "flu") are two infections that can be deadly for newborns. The flu virus can also cause fetal death. 

Newborn babies are too young to be immunized against these diseases.

 

By getting the TDAP and Flu shots during your pregnancy, you can pass this protection to your baby until they are old enough to be immunized after birth.  

5 Quick Facts about Immunizations
  1. Getting the Flu and TDAP shots is necessary to protect your baby from life-threatening illness

  2. These shots are safe for you and your baby

  3. Scientific research has proven that vaccines do NOT cause autism, but CAN keep babies healthy

  4. You should get your Flu shot as early as possible, whereas the TDAP shot is available after 28 weeks of pregnancy

  5. We proudly offer these immunizations in our office and are happy to answer any questions you might have

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