After Your Baby is Born
Get Caught Up
After you give birth, get any immunizations you may have missed. Some shots are even given in the hospital before you leave.
Stop Flu and Whooping Cough
Babies can get very sick from the flu and whooping cough (pertussis), but are too young to be immunized.
To protect your new baby, flu and whooping cough shots are needed for anyone who:
- lives with your baby, or
- takes care of your baby.
Prevent Germs from Spreading
Remind people who are around your baby to:
- wash their hands often
- stay away when they are sick, and
- cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze.
Routine Baby Shots
Your baby will need routine baby shots, too.
Getting shots while you are breastfeeding is safe for you and your baby. Get up-to-date on the shots you need for healthy pregnancy and baby.