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Resources for Educating Pregnant Women

CDC has created the following resources in order to help healthcare professionals communicate the importance of maternal vaccination with pregnant women. The materials below are intended to help healthcare professionals start or continue conversations with their patients. You may print several of these materials from your office or home printer and give them to patients to supplement your conversations and vaccine recommendations. You may also order free print materials from CDC-INFO on Demand. For additional resources on vaccines for pregnant women, see the Print Materials for Pregnant Women page.

Fact Sheets for Healthcare Professionals


Fact sheet: Provide the Best Prenatal Care to Prevent Pertussis

Provide the Best Prenatal Care to Prevent Pertussis [2 pages]
This 8.5" x 11" fact sheet highlights five facts all prenatal healthcare professionals should know about Tdap and pregnancy. It also provides resources to help healthcare professionals strongly recommend Tdap to their pregnant patients during the third trimester of each pregnancy to prevent pertussis.


Fact sheet: Making A Strong Vaccine Referral to Pregnant Women

Making A Strong Vaccine Referral to Pregnant Women [2 pages]
This 8.5" x 11" fact sheet offers tips for how to make a strong referral to pregnant patients to help ensure that they get recommended vaccines to prevent pertussis and influenza. It is designed for healthcare professionals who are not able to stock and administer Tdap or influenza vaccines in their office.


Fact sheet: Making A Strong Vaccine Referral to Pregnant Women
Maternal Vaccination Chart [1 page]
This one-page chart lists key vaccination recommendations for before, during, and after pregnancy. It is a quick reference table summarizing important contraindications and recommendations related to maternal vaccination. See a full list of ACIP’s guidelines for vaccinating pregnant women.

Posters for Your Office or Clinic

Poster: Protect Your Baby Starting at Her First Breath

Protect Your Baby Starting at Her First Breath
This poster explains that when pregnant women get the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine during their third trimester, they will pass antibodies to their babies before birth. This allows babies to be born with protection against whooping cough.


Poster: Protect Your Baby From the Start

Protect Your Baby From the Start
This poster explains that when pregnant women get the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine during their third trimester, they will pass antibodies to their babies before birth. This allows babies to be born with protection against whooping cough.


Poster: What Vaccines to Expect When You're Expecting

What Vaccines to Expect When You're Expecting
This poster illustrates why vaccines are an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Certain diseases can be very serious for you and your developing baby during your pregnancy. Getting vaccinated during your pregnancy can help protect you and provide your newborn with some early disease protection.


Poster: Pregnant Women are at Risk

Pregnant Women are at Risk
This flyer lists the complications that pregnant women may face if they get sick with the flu. Vaccination can protect both pregnant mothers and their babies from flu and flu-related complications. You may print and customize this flyer by adding your signature or office stamp. Also available in Chinese.

English [1 page] (Printed size: 17" x 11") | Chinese [1 page] (Printed size: 36" x 24")

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Infographics and Flyers

Infographic: Time to bump it up!
Time to bump it up! [1 page]
Check out this infographic to learn about flu vaccination trends among pregnant women. Based on an annual internet panel survey conducted by CDC, this resource indicates that not enough pregnant women are getting vaccinated during flu season.

Flyer: No Flu On Board
No Flu On Board [1 page]
Do you have pregnant patients who are hesitant about getting their flu shot? Use this flyer to start a conversation about how vaccination is protection for two—the flu vaccine can help protect both your patient and her developing baby.

Pregnant Women Web Buttons

Buttons for Your Website

Pregnant women need vaccines to protect themselves and their baby.

Available Sizes: 353x198 and 518x518. Embed

Place Web buttons on your website to connect visitors with CDC's online resources.

This button, for example,invites visitors to try a five-question quiz on maternal vaccination. Clicking the button sends you you to CDC's quiz on vaccines for pregnant patients.

Have a Web developer or IT staffer copy the code onto your website.

Also see Flu Season Buttons and Badges:


Buttons for Healthcare Professional Audiences

 Resources for educating their pregnant patients about vaccines.

Available Sizes: 300 x 250 and 180x150. Embed

Place this Web button on your website to connect your colleagues and other healthcare professionals to CDC's list of resources for educating pregnant patients about vaccines.

Have a Web developer or IT staffer copy the code to provide it on your website.


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