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  • Immunisation can protect you and your unborn baby against many infectious diseases.
  • If you are planning to have a baby, try to have your routine vaccinations up to date before you become pregnant.
  • All women should receive free influenza and whooping cough vaccines during every pregnancy.
  • Talk to your doctor or midwife about which immunisations are recommended for you during your pregnancy.
  • Serious side effects or allergic reactions to vaccines are rare. 

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Reviewed on: 01-06-2023