Vaccines are a part of many well-child visits. But they also should be part of the care moms-to-be receive to protect their unborn children.

“When we take care of pregnant patients, we’re really taking care of two patients: mom and baby. We know that pregnant women are more susceptible to, and can get more ill from, certain illnesses, so it’s important for moms-to-be to understand why certain immunizations are so important,” says¬†Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician.

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