I am not getting the the tdap while pregnant its such a new thing and I feel they dont truly know if it can have a bad effect on the fetus.
But it is a good idea to get family updated.
In the UK they only vaccinate the pregnant mother. I got my jab today (28 weeks and it's enough to protect baby till she's old enough for her own jabs).
My husband can't even get the TDAP shot because he has a rare allergy to it! Getting the shot can cause him extreme health problems, but I worry about everyone close to baby not being vaccinated. I'm just going to have to pray like crazy!
Thank you guys I'm going to make sure everyone does get it. @zeeede she said it's fatal to babies who are expose to it.
A little baby recently died from whooping cough a family member held him and that's how easy it was. Please urge them to get them done otherwise keep baby well away for a few weeks atleast.
Toy can also ask your family to give their doctor a call regarding their last tetanus shot- the whooping cough booster is often included with the tetanus booster. They may be up to date and not realize it. It is very important though, as whooping cough can be fatal for babies.
They are talking about the DTAP vaccine. Babies can't get the vaccine until they are older. Anyone around the baby should be up to date because whooping cough can be fatal to infants, but this is also why they recommend mom gets the vaccine while pregnant so the immunity well pass to baby.
I thought if you're baby gets the shots then it's not as bad am I wrong I know they have to get a vitamin k injection but what are the other ones?
Now I'm freaking out cos I'm due in a few weeks,so I'm wondering what would happen
Yes they really should get. Most Dr's recommend who ever is going to be around baby get the shot.
And your doctors said who ever is around the baby needs to get it? Did he or she say what would happen if they don't & and their around the baby?
Something for the whooping cough and flu. She said the flu one wasn't as important as the whooping cough one.