Overview of Vaccines / Immunizations
Hoag would like to partner in your healthcare by offering you and your
baby these standard and recommended immunizations to protect you from
vaccine preventable diseases. Therefore Hoag's Maternal Child Health
Departments will be providing the Hepatitis B vaccine for your newborn
at birth and also offering new mothers the Tdap and Influenza (during
flu season) vaccines.
Tdap Vaccine: Immunizes for Pertussis, also known as whooping cough. It is a highly
contagious bacterial illness spread by coughing and sneezing. People sick
with pertussis have severe coughing attacks that can last for months.
In response to the high levels of disease and death from pertussis in
California during 2010, CDPH is recommending that all Californians make
sure that they are immunized against pertussis, especially if they are
in contact with infants, which are at higher risk.
Seasonal Influenza: Offered during the flu season, receiving an influenza vaccine each year
is the single best way to protect mothers from the flu.
Hepatitis B Vaccine: Protects against a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the
liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong
infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure
It’s important to discuss vaccinations with your physician, prior
to your delivery, so you are prepared to make a decision upon arrival at Hoag.
To further assist you, we have provided additional information via a helpful
booklet on immunizations from the CDC.
Click here to download.