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Vaccine Not Approved for Pregnancy Is Pushed on Pregnant Women

Posted: December 14, 2012 |   Comments

The UK is currently on a massive campaign to pressure pregnant women into getting a pertussis vaccination. They say it will prevent whooping cough after their babies are born.

What they don't tell pregnant women is that the vaccine's manufacturer clearly states in the insert that it's not for use on pregnant women.

Here's what the UK's Department of Health has to say about pregnancy and the Repevax vaccine[1]:

Women who become pregnant again while the programme is in place should be offered immunisation during each pregnancy to maximise the level of antibodies that they pass on to their infants. Pregnant women who have received immunisation against pertussis, tetanus, diphtheria and/or polio relatively recently should be offered immunisation. Cumulative doses may increase the likelihood of injection site reactions or fever, but this is far outweighed by the expected benefits.

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