• Contraindications & Precautions

I am a pharmacist who administers vaccines. I was recently told by a colleague that pregnant healthcare personnel were not to administer live vaccines to others. I had never heard that in school or practice. Is that true?

This is not true. Pregnant healthcare personnel may administer any vaccine except the live, replication-competent smallpox vaccine (ACAM2000, Emergent Biosolutions).

Last reviewed: August 29, 2022

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