- Pregnancy Category C
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with PEDIARIX. It is not known whether PEDIARIX can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or if PEDIARIX can affect reproduction capacity.
- Pediatric Use
Safety and effectiveness of PEDIARIX were established in the age group 6 weeks through 6 months on the basis of clinical studies [see Adverse Reactions (6.1) and Clinical Studies (14.1, 14.2)]. Safety and effectiveness of PEDIARIX in the age group 7 months through 6 years are supported by evidence in infants 6 weeks through 6 months of age. Safety and effectiveness of PEDIARIX in infants younger than 6 weeks of age and children 7 to 16 years of age have not been evaluated
This is in addition to a laundry list of side effects ranging from asthma to death. Please don't get this or any other vaccination while you are pregnant, it is untested and dangerous. Then think about not getting it at all as it doesn't work anyway and it is not worth the potential health consequences. Look into natural remedies for Whooping cough.
By MIKE STOBBE
AP Medical Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Expert government advisers want every pregnant woman to get a whooping cough vaccination.
It's only the second time a vaccine has been recommended during pregnancy. Flu shots are also recommended for pregnant women.
The aim of the whooping cough shot is to protect newborns, who are too young to get the vaccine.
The panel's vote was a reaction to the resurgence in whooping cough. The nation is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough since the 1950s. There have been more than 32,000 cases, including 16 deaths, this year.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved the recommendation Wednesday. Federal health officials usually adopt the panel's advice and send it to on to doctors and the public.
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