The Superior Council for Infectious Diseases recommends the vaccination of pregnant women:

  • against the flu in winter, with an inactivated vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy
  • against whooping cough in the 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy, by a Tdap or TdapIPV vaccine.

For maximum effectiveness, the vaccination is administered from preferably during the 2nd trimester (between the 13th and 26th week of gestation), but it can be administered up to the 36th week (or at the latest 2 weeks before delivery).

These two vaccines, against influenza and against whooping cough, can be administered on the same day at different sites.

  • Recommendation
  • Europe
  • Luxembourg
  • Pregnant women
  • Influenza
  • Pertussis