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Vaccination for women who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding

Giving recommended vaccines before, during and after pregnancy protects both the mother and the baby

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Last updated: 
27 September 2021
Last reviewed: 
27 September 2021
20 September 2019

Guidance on vaccination of infants born to mothers who received bDMARDs during pregnancy updated.

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Definitions

dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
dT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
13vPCV
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
IPD
invasive pneumococcal disease
23vPPV
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
JE
Japanese encephalitis
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
BCG
bacille Calmette-Guérin
MMR
measles-mumps-rubella
MMRV
measles-mumps-rubella-varicella
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
WHO
World Health Organization
WA
Western Australia
DT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine