Tag: Vaccines

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The Crucial Role of Flu Shots for Pregnant Women in Protecting Newborns

Bringing a new life into the world is a joyous occasion, but it also comes with a responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of both mother and child. One crucial aspect of maternal care during pregnancy is the influenza vaccination, a topic that has garnered attention due to its potential impact on protecting newborns. […]

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Maternal TdaP Administration in the Third Trimester: Protecting Two Lives

Becoming a parent is a life-altering experience filled with joy, anticipation, and a growing list of responsibilities. Among these responsibilities is ensuring the health and well-being of your child, even before they enter the world. One crucial aspect of this is maternal vaccination, particularly the administration of the TdaP vaccine during the third trimester. This […]

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COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination During Pregnancy Shows Strong Immune Responses for Mothers and Infants, Study Reveals

In recent times, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges to public health, with pregnant individuals being particularly vulnerable. However, a groundbreaking cohort study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that COVID-19 mRNA vaccination during pregnancy leads to robust immune responses in both mothers and infants without adverse effects. Furthermore, this article will also touch […]

Studies Continue to be Reassuring Regarding COVID19 Vaccines and Fetuses

An expectant mother’s first priority is the safety of her baby. So, of course, when COVID 19  vaccines were created, everyone was worried about the possible effects they could have on a developing fetus. Since the vaccine trials had excluded pregnant women, there was no data at first that could reassure pregnant women of their […]

COVID19 Vaccine Safety Update

During this pandemic, one of the most common questions from our pregnant patients has been “is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot while I’m pregnant?” Taking into consideration the different variants, how fast these vaccines were developed and widespread misinformation, the concern our patients have for their unborn babies is completely […]

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COVID19 Vaccine Booster: Yes or No?

Discussion around booster shots for the COVID19 vaccine has been going on for a few months now.  At the end of September, Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) put out their recommendations on the booster shot. The recommendation is for people who received their last shot of the Pfizer BioNTech […]

COVID 19 Vaccine: Pregnancy and Lactation

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant or possibly pregnant women? The CDC has provided the following guidance for pregnant women: ● There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. ● If a woman is part of a group (e.g., health care personnel, education) who is recommended to receive a […]

Pregnant? Postpartum? You really do need the Flu Vaccine

  It is that time of year again where the weather gets colder, sweaters and boots come back into fashion, and the news gets obsessed with pumpkin spice everything. That’s right! Flu season! I know, “I got one last year! Shouldn’t one be enough?” Unfortunately no. The flu virus mutates so quickly through the population […]

The HPV Vaccine: Please Get Your Children Vaccinated!

  There is only one, yes ONE, vaccine available that prevents cancer.   The HPV vaccine.  A little over 10 years old, the HPV vaccine was developed to prevent infections from the human papilloma virus—the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US (and the world).   Though most women clear HPV infection rapidly, in some women […]

You Should Get the Flu Shot

  In spite of its enormous value to individuals, businesses and society as a whole, nearly half of Americans avoid the flu shot every year. Most people don’t get the shot for some common reasons: Avoiding needles Muscle soreness after the vaccine Some people get the flu anyways after having the vaccine The flu isn’t […]