3rd Trimester

Tdap vaccine for the second time?

I had the TDap vaccine around 2 years ago after my son was born (at the time I was told I couldn't have it while pregnant). Now they are telling me I should get it again so baby will have some immunity to it. But I'm nervous to get it again - it's barely been 2 years. Anyone else's doctor recommend them to get it again if they've already had it? After ds was born everyone around him got the vaccine (me, dh and all grandparents) so everyone around baby will be protected. 

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Re: Tdap vaccine for the second time?

  • My doctor said they were good for at least 7 years and did not recommend I get it again for me or the baby.


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  • The CDC has recommended that all pregnant women get the vaccine due to the pertussis epidemic. This way some of the antibodies can be passed through you to the baby before birth. As long as it wasn't less than a year ago they recommend you get another Tdap.
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  • I got mine today at my daughter's pediatrician office while we were there to see her.  Like PP said, it recommended all women get the vaccine during each pregnancy even if you have had it before.  I read an article on it that was released this month while I was there.
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  • every 5 years is what I was told
  • I was told the pertussis part doesn't last very long so to get it again
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  • Hm, I'm surprised at these answers. I too got it after my son was born and my doc said I did not need to get it again this time.
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  • My dr just brought this up to me and said the new recommendation is for a woman to get it every pregnancy. However she did say she recommends that I get it in the hospital not before the baby is born, but she said its up to me and that there are several different opinions on TDAP.
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  • image anneimal98:
    Hm, I'm surprised at these answers. I too got it after my son was born and my doc said I did not need to get it again this time.

    That's what I was told by my MWs.

    I am planning to BF as I did last time, that would provide some protection right? 

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  • image aeb20:
    My dr just brought this up to me and said the new recommendation is for a woman to get it every pregnancy. However she did say she recommends that I get it in the hospital not before the baby is born, but she said its up to me and that there are several different opinions on TDAP.

     

     She said that for a second pregnancy, with the first being in the last few years?   

    That makes zero sense. If you had it with the first, you are already covered - it's the new baby that needs the protection. So to wait until baby won't reap any benefits -and you get more doses than you need- is a bit silly.  


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  • My babies are 21 months apart.  I was told I wouldn't need one for the second pregnancy.
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  • My dr and pediatrician are absolutely against getting it while pg.  The amount of aluminum in the vaccine can be very harmful to the baby since it goes straight thru the umbilical cord to baby.  My dr recommends me getting it before I leave the hospital but after the baby is born.
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