Did You Know?


Did You Know?

Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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October 11, 2019
  • Pregnant women who get vaccines for flu and whooping cough (Tdap) pass on disease-fighting antibodies to their babies, protecting them for several months after birth.
  • Even though flu and Tdap vaccines are safe to receive during pregnancy, about 2 in 3 moms-to-be do not receive both.
  • A healthcare provider’s strong recommendation and offer of flu and Tdap vaccines is one of the strongest motivators for pregnant women to get vaccinated—according to the latest Vital Signs.

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Page last reviewed: October 11, 2019