Data Visualization: Vaccinating Pregnant Women
SOURCE: CDC Internet Panel Survey 2019
Vaccines often offered, but many pregnant women and babies left unprotected
Women who report provider offer or referral for flu and Tdap vaccine
Most (75%) women reported provider offer or referral for flu and Tdap vaccine and 25% reported that they had not been offered or received referral for flu and Tdap vaccine.
Flu and Tdap vaccination coverage for pregnant women
Most women reported receiving Tdap during pregnancy (55%) or the flu vaccine before/during pregnancy (54%). Some (35%) women reported receiving both vaccines.
SOURCES: Lancet, April 2017, https://bit.ly/2lNYsgZ. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, October 2017, https://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00006250-201805000-00042.
Women vaccinated during pregnancy pass protective antibodies to babies.
Graphic of a pregnant woman and the fetus
About 2 weeks after vaccination, the mother develops antibodies to influenza and whooping cough.
Antibodies enter the placenta and transfer to the baby.
Graphic of a woman holding a baby
The baby is born with antibodies that provide protection against influenza and whooping cough for the first few months of life.
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Publication date: October 8, 2019