August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccines are an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Women should be up to date on their vaccinations before becoming pregnant. Pregnant women should get the pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, vaccine during pregnancy. They should also get the flu vaccine during pregnancy if they have not already received the flu vaccine for the current influenza season prior to pregnancy. These vaccines protect the mother and her baby by preventing illnesses and complications. Getting vaccinated during pregnancy also allows the mother to pass some protection on to her baby. Some women may need to receive certain vaccines after giving birth.

To learn more, visit the CDC Web page on Maternal Vaccines and follow us on Facebook.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Active representation & promotion of perinatal interests in the State Legislature
  • Participation in committees & task forces to influence quality of care for mothers & infants in our State
  • Networking with key people & organizations that can impact perinatal health
  • Decreased registration rates at regional educational conferences
  • Participation in community service Projects
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COVID-19 Resources  

Texas Department of State Health Services: Coronavirus webpage
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (Must be a member): Online COVID-19 course
Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso "TTUHSC El Paso Coronavirus Site"