My mom decided to tell me the other day that I never received my full round of pertussis vaccine because I did have a reaction to it at 2 months old. The reaction was classified as "moderate", fever of 103, and my pediatrician advised my mom to discontinue that vaccine. I asked my OB if I should still receive the vaccine since AAP recommends it for all pregnant women. She said that there's no way of knowing how my body will react. I could be totally fine or I could have the same reaction.
She did say that I could get the shot after baby was born, as an option, if I really wanted it. I want to do what's best for my baby, but I'm nervous about the possibility of getting a 103 degree fever with a few days old baby. DH thinks I should take the risk because being protected is best for the baby and a fever won't kill me. I don't know what to do. I am pro vaccines and want to do what's best for my baby. So, what would PGAL do?
**** This is not meant to be a discussion regarding vaccines in general or pass judgement on anyone's choices regarding vaccines. I am just looking for opinions regarding my particular situation. Thank you*****
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I would get it after baby is born.