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Killed bacteria vaccine.
No adverse outcomes have been reported among newborns whose mothers were
vaccinated during pregnancy [1,2] The American College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists does not consider the indications for the vaccine to be altered by
pregnancy. The vaccine is recommended for women with asplenia, metabolic, renal,
cardiopulmonoary diseases, smokers and immunosuppressed patients.
BREAST FEEDING: Compatible .
1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease: Recommendations
of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 46 (No. RR-8): 6, 1997.
2. Shahid NS, Steinhoff MC, et. al., Serum, breast milk, and infant antibody
after maternal immunisation with pneumococcal vaccine.Lancet. 1995 Nov 11;346(8985):1252-7.MEDLINE
3. ACOG Committee Opinion. Immunization during pregnancy.Obstet Gynecol. 2003 ;101:207-12.MEDLINE
4. 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.
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