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  • Contraindications & Precautions

Is it necessary to routinely obtain a pregnancy test before administering any vaccines to young women?

No. Pregnancy tests prior to vaccination are not routinely recommended. However, patients of childbearing age should be asked about the possibility of their being pregnant prior to being given any vaccine for which pregnancy is a contraindication or precaution. The patient’s answer should be documented in the medical record. If the patient responds that they believe they may be pregnant, a test should be performed before administering vaccines not recommended or contraindicated in pregnancy.

Last reviewed: August 29, 2022

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