The use of vaccines in pregnancy
Tillett J. The use of vaccines in pregnancy. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2004 Jul-Sep;18(3):216-29.
Adult immunization rates in the United States lag behind pediatric immunization rates. Healthcare providers in all settings should discuss immunization with their patients. There are concerns regarding the use of vaccine in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. This article reviews selected vaccines and the use of vaccines in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Basic principles of vaccine administration are discussed as well as standards for immunization practice. Concerns regarding vaccine safety in any population are reviewed.