has been refreshed! Take a tour.
  • Contraindications & Precautions

Which vaccines are recommended to be given postpartum to mothers of newborns before hospital discharge?

The following vaccines are recommended for new mothers before they leave the hospital: (1) mothers without documentation of previous Tdap vaccination need a dose to protect themselves; (2) mothers who did not receive influenza vaccination during pregnancy need to be vaccinated if it is still influenza vaccination season (October through March); (3) mothers who tested susceptible to rubella on prenatal testing need MMR vaccine even if they have 1 or 2 documented doses of MMR in their medical record; (4) mothers who are not immune to chickenpox need 2 doses of varicella vaccine – the first dose before hospital discharge and the second dose 4 to 8 weeks after the first dose.

Last reviewed: August 29, 2022

This page was updated on .