When you have a vaccine during pregnancy, the antibodies that your immune system produces will cross into the placenta to give your baby protection against the disease, too.
Take a look at our infographic: How does the vaccination protect my baby?
Vaccination is the most effective way to protect yourself and your baby against influenza. It is important to get an influenza vaccine every year (and for each pregnancy) because the vaccines protect against different strains of the virus each season. You can have the influenza vaccine at any time in pregnancy.
Take a look at our infographic: Risks and benefits of the influenza vaccine.
The whooping cough vaccine in pregnancy is extremely effective in preventing whooping cough in young babies. The whooping cough vaccine is recommended in every pregnancy, between 20 and 32 weeks.
Take a look at our infographic: Risks and benefits of the whooping cough vaccine.
The development of this content was led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute for the MumBubVax website (now archived).