TT Immunization In Pregnant Women?
Why is tetanus toxoid immunization important for pregnant women? and when is it given?
TT / tetanus toxoid immunization aims to prevent tetanus. In pregnant women, TT immunization is safe to do and can prevent tetanus infection in pregnant women during childbirth, fetuses, and prevent neonatal tetanus in newborns.
Tetanus immunization for pregnant women can be done at different times in the first pregnancy or subsequent pregnancies. For the first pregnancy can be done in the 3rd trimester (for example, 7 months of pregnancy) then 4 weeks after the first dose. The third dose can be given 6 months after the second dose. Some doctors give 3 doses of TT immunization 4 weeks apart from 28 weeks of gestation. There are also doctors who start giving TT immunization in the first trimester as soon as it is found out that they are pregnant.
Whereas for the second pregnancy, if the distance is not too far from the first pregnancy, the pregnant woman is only given an immunization booster. However, if the pregnancy is far enough away, the doctor will consider the condition of the pregnant woman first. If you are pregnant, consult your gynecologist about TT immunization.
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