Vaccine

Recommendation

Comments

HPV (human papillomavirus) (inactivated viral vaccine)

Not recommended

Clinical trials and limited data from observational studies where HPV vaccine was inadvertently given during pregnancy indicate that there is no increased risk of adverse effects on the fetus.29-31

If a woman becomes pregnant during a course of HPV vaccination, stop the course and complete it after delivery.

Yellow fever (live attenuated viral vaccine)

Not recommended

Advise pregnant women against going to rural areas where yellow fever is endemic. However, if travel to a country with a risk of yellow fever virus transmission is unavoidable, pregnant women should receive yellow fever vaccine.32,33 Many pregnant women have received yellow fever vaccine with no adverse outcomes.34

Last updated: 
5 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
5 June 2018