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Killed bacteria vaccine.
Studies have shown the vaccine to be both safe and efficacious when given to pregnant women .
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists does not consider the
indications for the vaccine to be altered by pregnancy .
BREAST FEEDING: Compatible[3,4].
1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Control and Prevention of Meningococcal Disease and
Control and Prevention of Serogroup C Meningococcal Disease: Evaluation and Management of
Suspected Outbreaks: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
(ACIP). MMWR 46 (No. RR-5): 5, 1997.
2. ACOG Committee Opinion. Immunization during pregnancy.Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Jan;101(1):207-12.MEDLINE
3. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. General Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 43 (No.
RR-1): 20-21, 1994.
4.Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication.
Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model list of Essential Drugs. pp
23-24 World Health Organization, 2002. 20 Avenue Appia ,1211 Geneva ,Switzerland
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