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Most live vaccines are contraindicated in pregnancy. Examples include measles, rubella and mumps.
Inactivated viral vaccines such as influenza, or developed from bacteria or their toxins, such as tetanus, can be applied during pregnancy or earlier.
Recommended vaccines before pregnancy
It is important to perform a blood test to see if women of childbearing age had rubella or not. If the result is negative, should receive the vaccine.
The blood test is also useful to determine if a woman is protected against measles, chickenpox and hepatitis B. The doctor may also evaluate the final implementation of the adult tetanus / Double (diphtheria-tetanus), or MMR.
If you have to apply the tetanus-diphtheria vaccine is preferred for bacterial cellular triple (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough) because, at present, many people have lost the antibodies used in defense against this disease that could be severe in newborns or during the first months of life of the child.
It is important to remember that it is better to spend a month between the application of vaccines against rubella and chickenpox, and the beginning of pregnancy. In the case of immunization against hepatitis B and diphtheria-tetanus, there are no restrictions for conception.