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Other vaccines to discuss with your midwife

There are other vaccines you may want to discuss with your midwife. These include hepatitis B and BCG which helps protect against TB (tuberculosis). These vaccines are recommended for some babies soon after birth.

You may be offered the MMR vaccine (which protects against measles, mumps and rubella) soon after you have had your baby if you have not previously had two doses of this vaccine.  If you are not sure whether you have had two doses, check with your GP.

MMR is a live (weakened) vaccine so is not given during pregnancy. You can have the MMR vaccine up to one month before becoming pregnant, or you can have the vaccination after your baby is born.

When your baby is born you will be invited to bring them for their routine vaccines, usually at your GP surgery or a baby clinic. Your midwife or health visitor will be able to tell you about these.

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