[Vaccination and pregnancy]

Presse Med. 2014 Jun;43(6 Pt 1):715-21. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2014.04.003. Epub 2014 May 24.
[Article in French]


Vaccination against influenza is recommended during the vaccination period in pregnant women regardless of trimester. In contrast, administration of live vaccines, such as the vaccine against varicella, MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) is contraindicated in pregnant women. Vaccinations against hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, hepatitis A can be made as indicated. Vaccination against yellow fever may be considered in pregnant women travelling to endemic countries. In post-partum period, live vaccines may be administered if necessary, especially vaccination against whooping cough for women not to date with their vaccinations. Vaccination against yellow fever is contraindicated in case of breast feeding. Prevention of pertussis in newborns is based in France on vaccination of the mothers in the post-partum period, and the close contacts of the newborn during the pregnancy ("cocooning").

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Feeding
  • Contraindications
  • Female
  • France
  • Humans
  • Immunization Schedule
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Influenza Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control
  • Postnatal Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / prevention & control*
  • Risk Factors
  • Vaccination* / methods
  • Viral Vaccines / administration & dosage


  • Influenza Vaccines
  • Viral Vaccines