Schedule of tetanus injections for mothers during each pregnancy

The article was consulted professionally by Master, Dr Huynh Bao Toan – Department of Pediatrics – Newborn – Share99 Nha Trang International Health Hub.

Tetanus is one of the acute infectious diseases that is dangerous for humans, especially for pregnant women and babies. Tetanus vaccination for pregnant women helps to create immunity to the disease, preventing tetanus for mothers and babies.

1. Tetanus injection for pregnant women

Tetanus is an infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani, which is a bacterium with strong toxins and capable of causing disease very quickly. Therefore, once infected with this type of bacteria, there is a very high risk of death if not handled in time. Tetanus bacteria are very capable of inhabiting the external environment and at boiling temperatures for long periods of time still do not completely destroy this type of bacteria. Those at high risk of tetanus bacteriosis are those with open wounds on the skin, especially women in labor for childbirth, or babies through the umbilical cord cutting path. For the above reasons, the injection of tetanus for pregnant women plays an extremely important role in the prevention of this dangerous disease.

Tetanus injections for pregnant women are a measure to help the mother produce antibodies to avoid infecting her child as well as suffering from tetanus during labor. In addition, tetanus injections for pregnant women also contribute to reducing the risk of post-birth tetanus infections for mothers and babies. Pregnant mothers should be vaccinated with tetanus as well as other vaccines for the disease as prescribed as well as the time of the consultant.

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Tetanus injections for pregnant women are a measure to help mothers produce antibodies to avoid infecting their children as well as tetanus during labor

2. Schedule of tetanus injections for mothers during each pregnancy

For women who have not been vaccinated with tetanus or are not aware of the previous history of tetanus vaccines, the schedule of tetanus vaccinations consists of 5 injections over time as follows:

  • 1st time: Early injection at the time of first pregnancy or at the age of childbirth
  • 2nd time: Injected at least 1 month after injection 1.
  • 3rd time: Injected at least 6 months after the 2nd injection or during the next pregnancy.
  • 4th time: Injected at least 1 year after the 3rd nose or during the next pregnancy.
  • 5th time: Injected at least 1 year after the 4th nose or during the next pregnancy.

It should be noted that if the interval between the injections is slower than the vaccination schedule provided by the doctor, continue the next injection without having to re-inject from scratch.

For women who have received a full 3-shot tetanus vaccination with the composition of the basic dose, it is necessary to vaccinate according to the schedule as follows:

  • 1st time: Early injection as soon as the first pregnancy.
  • 2nd time: Injected after the 1st injection period at least 1 month.
  • 3rd time: Injected after the 2nd injection period at least 1 year.

For cases where tetanus has been given to pregnant women with full 3 shots with the composition of the basic dose and 1 repeat dose has been given, the next injections are carried out according to the schedule as follows:

Vaccination of pregnant women

For women who have not been vaccinated with tetanus, the tetanus vaccination schedule consists of 5 shots
  • 1st time: Injected as soon as you get pregnant for the first time.
  • 2nd time: Injected after the 1st injection period at least 1 year.
  • In the case of pregnant women for the first time, the schedule of tetanus injections for pregnant women is carried out as follows:
  • 1st time: Injections when the pregnancy is 20 weeks back, do not be injected before this time because before 20 weeks the fetus has not developed stable.
  • 2nd time: Injection after the 1st injection period is at least 30 days and needs to be at least 30 days before the date of birth.

In case of tetanus injection for the 2nd pregnant woman, it is necessary to schedule as follows:

  • Pregnant women who have 2nd tetanus injection when appropriate, it is necessary to rely on the time gap between the first pregnancy and the second pregnancy to inject the 2nd pregnant tetanus appropriately and without endangering the mother as well as the fetus:
  • If the first and second pregnancies are no more than 5 years apart and the woman has injected 2 doses of tetanus at the first pregnancy, 1 dose of tetanus should be injected as soon as the fetus is full 24 weeks.
  • In case between 2 pregnancies more than 5 years apart or only 1 dose of tetanus previously prescribed 2 doses of tetanus and how long 2 tetanus injections are apart in this second time is similar to tetanus injection for pregnant women for the first time.

In detail about the development of the fetus week by week, every parent should find out:

To answer the question of when the 3rd pregnancy tetanus injection, the women need to pay attention that if the previous 5 tetanus shots were fully vaccinated, then when the 3rd pregnancy and the last injection 10 years earlier, there is no need to repeat the injection now. On the contrary, if this time is more than 10 years, the maternity needs to repeat 2 shots. If during the previous pregnancy, the maternity injected 2 tetanus shots no more than 10 years apart, at this pregnancy it is recommended to inject the pregnant woman with tetanus from the 20th week of pregnancy.

In addition, during each pregnancy, women need to inject 01 shot 3 in 1 diphtheria – whooping cough – tetanus is a combination vaccine with tetanus composition to protect the child from whooping cough in the first 6 months of life.

3. Notes on tetanus injections for pregnant women

Pregnancy

Pregnant mothers absolutely do not voluntarily vaccinate tetanus but require the permission of a doctor

Tetanus injections for pregnant women should be determined based on the age of pregnancy as well as the number of pregnancies of the woman, so absolutely do not self-inject but should follow the doctor's schedule. Besides. women should ensure sufficient time to carry out tetanus vaccination according to the previous vaccination schedule.

When injecting the pregnant woman withtetanus, there may be manifestations such as painful swelling, local allergies … and these signs will automatically clear after about 3 to 4 days without taking the drug. Since these manifestations do not have a harmful effect on the health of the mother and the fetus, the maternity does not need to worry too much about this condition

Tetanus injections for pregnant women are one of the most optimal measures today in preventing the possibility of contracting tetanus infections. Women should go to the doctor, follow the vaccination schedule consulted as well as select reputable and professional vaccination facilities certified to ensure the safety of both mother and child.

Share99 International Health Hub provides single nasal tetanus injection with two vaccines: Tetanus Steaming (TT) and Tetanus Anti-Toxins Serum, manufactured by the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Bio-products, Vietnam. In addition, we also have a combination vaccine with tetanus ingredients Adacel and Boostrix.

In addition to a comprehensive health check-up during pregnancy for women, Share99 now provides a full range of vaccines for women who are planning to become pregnant and during pregnancy. The vaccines present at Share99 are of clear origin, ensuring safety from the stage of cold chain (Cold chain) meeting GSP standards, keeping the vaccine in the best condition to ensure quality. Before vaccination, pregnant mothers are screened for pre-vaccination with specialists to ensure the best health when vaccinated. 100% of vaccination customers are monitored and re-evaluated before leaving. In particular, the post-vaccination monitoring room is fully equipped with emergency facilities; doctors and nurses are trained in emergency treatment of counter-toilets to ensure timely and correct treatment when incidents occur.

To protect mothers and babies during pregnancy, Share99 also provides a full maternity service to help monitor the health status of mothers and babies comprehensively, regular pregnancy examinations with leading obstetrician and gynecologist, complete tests, important screenings for obstetrics and gynecology, timely consultation and intervention when detecting abnormalities in the health of mothers and babies.

Dr Huynh Bao Toan has 13 years of experience in pediatrics. Before being a pediatrician at Share99 Nha Trang International Health Hub, the former Head of Pediatrics – Newborn Department of Share99 Phu Quoc International Health Hub

3 months between pregnancies is a period of strong development of the fetus. Pregnant women need:

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  • Symptoms and prevention of tetanus infections

About: Minh Quynh

b1ffdb54307529964874ff53a5c5de33?s=90&d=identicon&r=gI am the author of Share99.net. I had been working in Vinmec International General Hospital for over 10 years. I dedicate my passion on every post in this site.

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