Dr. Sodhi recommends you receive your Tdap vaccine during your 27th through 34th week of pregnancy, preferably during the earlier part of this time period.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that pregnant women receive the whooping cough vaccine (called the Tdap vaccine) during the third trimester of each pregnancy.
After receiving the whooping cough vaccine, it takes your body about two weeks to create protective antibodies and pass some of them to your baby before birth. These antibodies provide your baby some short-term protection against whooping cough in early life.
This early protection is important because your baby will receive their whooping cough vaccine when he or she is 2 months old. The first few months of life are when your newborn is at greatest risk for catching whooping cough and for having severe, potentially life-threatening complications from the infection. If you do not receive the Tdap vaccine during your pregnancy, you should make sure to get the vaccine immediately after you give birth or before leaving the hospital.
Dr. Sodhi also recommends that anyone who will be living in the house with the newborn baby also be up to date with their Tdap vaccine.
For your convenience, you and your family members can drop in and receive your Tdap vaccine at FirstCare Pharmacy (located in our building).
18555 Ventura Blvd Suite A, Tarzana, CA 91356