Your healthcare provider may recommend that you get Pneumovax during pregnancy if the potential benefits outweigh the risks. For instance, this vaccine may be recommended for pregnant women who are at a high risk for contracting invasive meningococcal disease. Be sure to discuss the potential benefits and risks for your unique situation with your healthcare provider.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccine information statement: pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (10/6/09). CDC Web site. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-ppv.pdf. Accessed October 22, 2009.
Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 8th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2008.
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