Vaccinations for Mom
These vaccines may be offered to mothers while in the hospital if appropriate:
- Flu vaccine will be offered to all mothers through the flu season (October through March).
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) will be offered to any mother who has not previously received the vaccine. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diptheria, and whooping cough (Pertussis), which is dangerous for babies and is usually passed to them by their parents. New parents and other caregivers are urged to consider this vaccine due to a recent pertussis outbreak in Colorado.