ACNM is working with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve vaccination rates in women.
Each vaccine has rigorous clinical trials before it can be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Clinical safety studies have been conducted for decades on vaccines in pregnancy, and although there are risks with vaccines as with any medication or procedure, studies have shown that immunization during pregnancy protects the woman, the fetus, and the newborn, and that the chance of serious harm is small. Side effects vary by vaccine, but the chance of severe side effects is less than the complications from getting the disease. The March of Dimes, AAP, IOM, WHO, FDA, CDC, and the NIH all confirm the safety of vaccines.
The resources below will assist you in providing immunizations to your clients:
Materials for adults with chronic conditions:
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