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Immune globulins, pooled or hyper-immuneImmune globulin or specific globulin preparationsNoneGeneral Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

MMWR Vol 51, RR-2;1-36 2/8/2002
Diphtheria-TetanusToxoidNoneGeneral Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

MMWR Vol 51, RR-2;1-36 2/8/2002
Hepatitis AInactivated virusData on the safety of this vaccine in breastfeeding situations is not available. While it is unlikely that the vaccine would cause untoward effects in breastfed infants, consider administering immune globulin rather than vaccine.Protection against viral hepatitis: Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP)
MMWR Vol 39, RR-2;1-26 2/0/1990
Hepatitis BRecombinant or plasma-derivedNonePrevention and Control of Influenza: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
MMWR Vol 53;1-40 04/30/2004
InfluenzaInactivated whole virus or subunitNoneUsing Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine for Prevention and Control of Influenza
MMWR Vol 52, RR-13;1-8 09/26/2003
Live attenuated virusEncourage the use of inactivated influenza vaccine when feasible for children aged 6 to 23 months, as well as for their close contacts and caregivers.
Japanese encephalitisInactivated virusData concerning the safety of this vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. Therefore, this vaccine should not be routinely administered.Inactivated Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
MMWR Vol 42, RR-1;12-13 1/8/1993
MeaslesLive attenuated virusNoneGeneral Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

MMWR Vol 51, RR-2;1-36 2/8/2002
Meningococcal meningitisPolysaccharideNoneControl and Prevention of Meningococcal Disease and Control and Prevention of Serogroup C Meningococcal Disease: Evaluation and Management of Suspected Outbreaks: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
MMWR Vol 46, RR-5;1-51 2/14/1997
MumpsLive attenuated virusNoneGeneral Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

MMWR Vol 51, RR-2;1-36 2/8/2002
PneumococcalPolysaccharideData concerning the safety of this vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. However, it is unlikely that the vaccination would cause untoward effects in breastfed infants.Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
MMWR Vol 46, RR-8;1-24 4/4/1997
Polio, inactivatedInactivated virusNoneGeneral Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

MMWR Vol 51, RR-2;1-36 2/8/2002
RabiesInactivated virusData concerning the safety of this vaccine for breastfeeding infants is not available. However, this vaccine is commonly given to nursing mothers without observed untoward effects in breastfed infants.General Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

MMWR Vol 51, RR-2;1-36 2/8/2002
RubellaLive attenuated virusNoneRecommendations for Using Smallpox Vaccine in a Pre-Event Vaccination Program Supplemental Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
MMWR Vol 52, No Dispatch2-26-03;1 02/26/2003

Smallpox Vaccination Information for Women Who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Smallpox (Vaccinia)Live attenuated virusDo not administer this vaccine to nursing women. If a smallpox outbreak occurs, contact your state health department for further recommendations.
Tuberculosis (BCG)Attenuated mycobacterialData concerning the safety of this vaccine during breastfeeding is not available.
Typhoid (ViCPS)PolysaccharideData concerning the safety of this vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. However, the vaccine may be used when the risk of exposure to typhoid fever is high.Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication,
Recommendations for Drugs in the
Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs [PDF-609k]
Typhoid (Ty21a)Live bacterialData concerning the safety of this vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. However, the vaccine may be used when the risk of exposure to typhoid fever is high.Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication,
Recommendations for Drugs in the
Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs [PDF-609k]
VaricellaLive attenuated virusNonePrevention of Varicella: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
MMWR Vol 45, No RR-11;1-25 07/12/1996
Yellow feverLive attenuated virusAvoid administering this vaccine to nursing mothers due to the theoretical risk of transmitting 17D virus to the breastfed infant. However, when nursing mothers travel to high-risk yellow fever-endemic areas, vaccinations can not be avoided or postponed.Yellow Fever Vaccine Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2002
MMWR Vol 51, No RR17;1 11/08/2002
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health Information for International Travel 2003-2004. Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, 2003.

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