Vaccinations during pregnancy

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Chapter 38 VACCINATIONS DURING PREGNANCY

The administration of vaccines during pregnancy often poses concerns to physicians and patients about the risk of transmitting a virus to a developing fetus (Tables 38-1 and 38-2). However, for a developing fetus, this risk from vaccination of the mother during pregnancy is theoretical. There is no evidence of risk from vaccinating pregnant women with inactivated viral or bacterial vaccines or toxoids.

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