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Is getting a tetanus shot a risk to the baby inutero?

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As far as I can find it is positively recommended that if a pregnant woman is not protected she should have tetanus toxoid in the second or third trimester, as the large open wound in the uterus and the umbilical cord of the baby are open pathways for tetanus to enter the body.

Tdap is recommended for pregnant women caring for babies under 12 months, health care workers who work with children, or whose community is experiencing an outbreak. Women outside these categories can get the Tdap immediately after delivering, or during pregnancy, after discussion with her health care provider.

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