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Immunizations for Pregnant Women

Immunizations provide a shield of protection from dangerous diseases. Did you know that if you get certain immunizations during pregnancy that you pass that protection on to your baby before they are old enough to get immunized? Babies don’t begin most of their immunizations until they are 2 months old, which leaves them at risk for harmful diseases.

Surround your baby with protection. Make sure everyone around your baby is immunized so that they don’t spread vaccine-preventable diseases to your infant. The more people who are immunized in a community, the safer we all are.

Pregnant women should have the following immunizations between 27 and 36 weeks of pregnancy:

  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Tdap vaccine (protects for whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria)

Learn more about what other vaccines may be recommended for you during pregnancy and talk to your healthcare professional if you have questions about immunizations. You can call our Immunization Clinic for information. The clinic provides a wide range of vaccines for adults and children.

Buncombe County Health & Human Services Immunization Clinic is located at:

40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville NC 28801

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. — Call for an appointment for travel vaccinations

Phone

(828) 250-5096

Cost

There are fees for almost all foreign travel immunizations. Payment is expected at time of service.

  • Insurance — please bring insurance info with you. We bill Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances.
  • Self-pay — we accept cash, money orders, checks, debit and credit cards
  • The state of North Carolina offers certain free vaccines to those who qualify.
  • Learn more about fees and billing options.

Your Immunization Records

Your immunization records may be required for work, school, or travel outside of the United States. It is important to have your immunization record so you can know when you might need a new immunization or booster shot as you age. Talk to your doctor or call our Immunization Clinic with questions about immunizations or to obtain official copies of immunization records.

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