Required Admission Vaccines while breastfeeding?

  1. I have had most of the required vaccines needed for admission but I don't believe that HEP A & B were administered when I was a child. According to the CDC website these vaccines shouldn't be given to a nursing mother. Would a school allow an (temporary) exemption of these vaccines for a legitimate reason like this (of course I would get the vaccine when I'm finished bf'ing) or is it a hard no..?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Have you been accepted into a nursing school?
  4. by   mackensi
    I have not, the program I am applying to requires the vaccines be completed prior to admission.
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Required is required. You may have to wait to complete your application.
  6. by   adventure_rn
    I'd ask the school. We had a student in my cohort who couldn't get certain vaccines because she had a history of a severe reaction (Guillain-Barre Syndrome), and it didn't preclude her from completing the program. They may be willing to make a temporary exception for medical reasons, especially if you don't start clinicals first semester.

    You might also try to figure out if there's a certain amount of time you could 'pump and dump' after you get the vaccines, though that would require pumping and storing extra milk ahead of time.
  7. by   FolksBtrippin
    It will be okay. Tell them you need a medical exemption and then get a doctor's note.
  8. by   wtbcrna
    There isn't a contraindication to getting either one although hep a could be questioned.

    Hepatitis A Vaccine - Safe In Breastfeeding
    Hepatitis B Vaccine - Safe In Breastfeeding
    Vaccinations | Breastfeeding | CDC
    Last edit by wtbcrna on Oct 13

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