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Additional Content for Ob-Gyns
It's not too late to get vaccinated! If you have not had your flu shot this year, the CDC recommends that you get one as soon as possible The vaccine doesn't work right away. It takes about 2 weeks for your body to build up immunity to the flu. Use this Vaccine Finder to find a flu shot clinic near you.
Additional Content for Patients
1/26/15 The U.S. is experiencing a large multi-state Measles outbreak visit the Measles Outbreak page for more details
1/14/15 Listen to the 2014-2015 Influenza Activity and Antiviral Recommendations CDC COCA Call on demand
12/18/14 A new CDC study looking at human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination during pregnancy was published in the journal Vaccine
12/8/14 "How to Counsel Patients about Immunizations" by John Jennings, MD, ACOG President
12/3/14 CDC Health Alert: Potential for circulation of drifted Influenza A (H3N2) viruses. Assessment and treatment for pregnant women
Adults & Adolescents for Ob-Gyns
Talk to your patients about the importance of immunizations. Review the immunization schedules for any vaccinations they may need.
Pregnancy for Patients
Talk to your doctor about what immunizations you may need if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. Immunizations are important in order to keep you and your baby healthy. Click here for additional information.
Influenza for Ob-Gyns
ACOG recommends every woman receive a flu vaccination during pregnancy. Please read the recently updated Influenza vaccination during pregnancy Committee Opinion
CDC issued updated recommendations for Obstetric Health Care Providers for seasonal influenza (flu)
Alerts: 2014 Ebola Outbreak
- Key Messages- Ebola Virus Disease, West Africa (updated Oct. 2)
- Open Letter to All U.S. Healthcare Professionals from Dr. Nicole Lurie, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, regarding the current Ebola situation (Oct. 3, 2014)
- Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus (updated Oct. 3, 2014)
- Interim Guidance: EMS Systems & 9-1-1 PSAPs: Management of Patients in the U.S. (updated 1, 2014)
last updated: 10/14/14