Cedars-Sinai Blog

New Parents and Grandparents—Which Vaccines Do You Need?

A young boy shoots a selfie with his family in the background.

All these people want to meet your newborn—have they gotten the necessary vaccinations to protect your baby?

Which vaccines do you recommend for patients planning on starting a family?

The antibodies generated by the flu shot will also circulate to the baby during pregnancy and protect the baby in early life.


Which vaccines do you recommend during pregnancy?
Do you recommend these same vaccines for grandparents and other family members who will be in close contact with the newborn?
What do you suggest expecting parents do if family members are hesitant—or outright refuse—to get vaccinated?