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Pregnancy: how to help protect you and your baby

This leaflet describes the vaccinations that help protect you and your baby during and after pregnancy.


Pregnancy: How to help protect you and your baby

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This leaflet explains:

  • the flu vaccine
  • the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine
  • the rubella (German measles) vaccine

These vaccinations are recommended for women who are pregnant. Rubella vaccination is also recommended for women who require protection before becoming pregnant again.

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Published 1 April 2016
Last updated 3 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Revised to include more detail about the pertussis vaccine and eligibility.

  2. First published.