OBGYNs provide women with important vaccines
OBGYN provides one valuable service to women in the Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA area that many may not even think about. Whether you are expecting or just going in for an annual exam, your OBGYN can help keep you and your child safe by administering vaccines.
OBGYNs frequently provide three types of vaccines
The HPV vaccine protects against the human papillomaviruses. Some of these viruses can be spread through sexual contact, making it important to get vaccinated if you are sexually active. These shots are a series of three shots. Women can receive these vaccinations through age 26. Be sure to ask your OBGYN if you have any questions about the HPV vaccine at your next appointment.
Another common vaccination your OBGYN may give is the flu shot. This important vaccination helps prevent the flu or prevents the flu from making patients incredibly sick. This vaccination is important for everyone to get, but it is exceptionally important for women who are pregnant to get. Not only does it protect the mother during pregnancy, but it may also even protect your new baby in their first few months of life. It is important to note, that pregnant women must get the shot, not the nasal spray. Your OBGYN can provide more information on this important vaccine.
Your OBGYN, and your general practitioner can also provide the Tdap vaccine. This important shot protects against three illness, whooping cough, tetanus, and diphtheria. It is recommended that all pregnant women have this vaccine. If you aren’t expecting, but plan to be around a newborn child, it is also a good idea to make sure you are immunized. Not only are you protecting your health, but the health of the baby as well.
Your OBGYN can discuss your immunization needs with you
Most people aren’t sure what shots they need or even if they received certain shots. Your OBGYN will be able to discuss your immunization needs with you during your annual exams. If you have questions about shots you may need, don’t hesitate to give your OBGYN a call.
OBGYN in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA
Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA women with questions about vaccines during pregnancy, or otherwise, should contact the team at Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our team provides a variety of services to our patients to keep them as healthy as possible. To schedule your appointment, or to learn more about the vaccines you should get, contact our office today.