TDAP and Flu Shot??

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TDAP and Flu Shot??

My doctor's office recommends that every pregnant woman get their TDAP between 26 and 28 weeks and a flu shot whenever they are available. Just curious, are you all planning to get these vaccinations? I usually get a flu shot but I am considering getting the TDAP as well. Guess I need to hurry up if I'm going to!

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I am not big on vaccines while preggo, but that being said, I did get the H1N1 vac 3 years ago while preggo with Seth.

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I don't know if I'll get the TDAP, living in CA it does worry me that there are huge problems with whooping cough in Oregon right now and I know that come the winter it will probably make it's way down to us so I'm asking all of our family to get the TDAP (DS got a booster just a few weeks ago) but I'll probably wait until I deliver to get it myself. As far as a flu shot goes I'll probably do the same - get it a week or so after I deliver.

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Last time I was pregnant I got the flu shot while pregnant and the tdap before I got discharged after I had him. My Dh did too. For me tdap I felt tdap was too much during pregnancy but I know lots of people that get it.

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I was thinking I would get a flu shot. I caught stomach flu at just about 38-39 week pregant with my son and had to reschedule c-sect. But are you saying I might be too late? My next appt I will 29.5 weeks and will have my glucose test (yes late). TDAP...don't know yet asI wasn't aware thery were giving this to pregnant ladies.

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I will prob get the flu shot, but not sure about TDAP...I need to talk to my dr. about that one!

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Can't they check your titers to see if you are immune to DTAP? I don't know much about vaccinations while pregnant outside of the flu shot.

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I asked my MW the other month about if I'd need to repeat TDAP (I got it while in the hospital after DD was born) and about flu and she said how they can give them during pregnancy now. She didn't know for sure but didn't think I'd need the booster and seemed pretty relaxed about the flu shot but if they recommend it to me I'll probably do it just to get it out of the way.

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"rmc" wrote:

I was thinking I would get a flu shot. I caught stomach flu at just about 38-39 week pregant with my son and had to reschedule c-sect. But are you saying I might be too late? My next appt I will 29.5 weeks and will have my glucose test (yes late). TDAP...don't know yet asI wasn't aware thery were giving this to pregnant ladies.

Robin, as far as I'm aware you can get a flu shot at any point during pregnancy but the TDAP is only recommended between weeks 26 and 28--I'm not exactly sure why. I was thinking that I would have to hurry up and get that one if I decide to since I'm already 26 weeks. Smile

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Can't they check your titers to see if you are immune to DTAP? I don't know much about vaccinations while pregnant outside of the flu shot.

hmm... good question! I have no idea! Since I've heard very convincing arguments both for and against vaccinations while pregnant, I'm kind of on the fence so it would be really nice to not have to get the shot if I'm already immune. I'll have to call and ask!