Vaccine, Plague in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Risk Factor: CM
Class: Serums, toxoids, and vaccines / Vaccines

Contents of this page:
Fetal Risk Summary
Breast Feeding Summary
Questions and Answers

Fetal Risk Summary

Plague vaccine is a killed bacteria vaccine (1,2). No risk to the fetus from vaccination during pregnancy has been reported (1). The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Technical Bulletin No. 160 recommends that the vaccine be used in pregnancy only for exposed persons (1).

Breast Feeding Summary

No data are available.


  1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Immunization during pregnancy. Technical Bulletin. No. 160, October 1991.
  2. Amstey MS. Vaccination in pregnancy. Clin Obstet Gynaecol 1983;10:1322.

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Questions and Answers

Plague Vaccine?, Does anyone know where I can get the vaccine for the plague in the UK?

I don't know if you can get it, but they may vaccinate military personal for it. You could check that route.

In the US, plague is associated with hunters who skin their own animals. So, maybe a vet or a wildlife agent might have some idea.

Was there any Vaccine for the plague in london, england year: 1603?, Its for a project at skool

i dont believe so.... Wasnt that the black plague? If it was then no.

Is there a vaccine for the bubonic plague?, Bubonic Plague

Nope, but if you are travelling to a part of the world where it still exists (some parts of Asia and Africa) then you can take doxycycline or some other antibiotic while you're travelling so that you don't get it.

Are there vaccines and/or other treatments available for Bubonic Plague?, Hello Yahoo! answers!
I'm doing a paper in science class about the Black Plague. I came to a part I'm a bit stumped on.
So my question to you is, are there vaccines, antibiotics, or any other treatment method for the black plague?

Also, what can humans do to protect themselves from it and what can be done for those with the black plague already?

I believe they use Penicillin to cure the plague, and because of the plague thats how Penicillin was discovered. It was carried by the fleas on rats, that would bite people causing them to contract the plague. So I guess to prevent it, would mean being able to control rats. Keeping your home and area clean and tidy... with lots of cats and rat traps!

HIV vaccine?, I've heard that about 10% of the caucasian population is resistant to HIV because their European ancestors fought bubonic plague. If this is true, then why don't we inject people with a vaccine to bubonic plague in order to make them resistant to HIV?

About 5% of the caucasian, sp ashkenazi population (although that's technically not caucasian, right?), have an alteration in the co-receptor for HIV that is in the cd4 cells ( a type of lymphocytes attacked by HIV). When this co receptor is half good and half mutant, people get a milder disease, and are called long-term non-progressors ( they can transmit it but will not get the disease). If these correceptors are totally mutant, they the person cannot get the HIV at all. Trying to mutate this receptors is not a good idea because we don't know if people are more susceptible to other diseases because of this mutation. There are reports of increased severity and death from West Nile virus in people who have this mutation, so it's probably not a great idea.
HIV vaccine trials are up and running and probably soon there will be a vaccine available.

Bubonic Plague?, is there currently a vaccine available for the bubonic plague? because i found some sources that says it isn't available anymore and there is a vaccine available. can someone clarify this for me?

Apparently, there's a vaccine that's available (not in the U.S.), but it doesn't actually do a good job at preventing people from getting sick. However, plague can be treated pretty easily with antibiotics.

When God killed half the world with the plague, was it because they were more "sinful" than now?, Or was it because they didnt have vaccines and good medicine? God could have prevented that right? The elderly and the infants were the first to die.

Some religious wackos claim it was the "great" sin of the day, but where they "sinning" more then? How do you know they there anyway to know? We have have massive porn and gambling industries today. Terrorist religions and slave states (North Korea).

If God exists, and I ever meet him, I will ask him why he didnt wait till WW2 to blasts the black plague on us...or if he could design a more discriminatory bug...something that doesnt kill little innocent Johnny who never had a chance to grow up or even attempt to sin or do good.

Hey, just for fun, say "God works in mysterious ways" then have someone punch you really hard right after you say me, it will be good for you.

Jesus told us that just because tragic things happen, it doesn't tell you anything about their spiritual state or lack of it.
"Those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no."

why such angry answers on vaccine questions ...?, people do all sorts of research on car purchases,television purchases,mortgage interest rates ..... then when it comes to injecting trheir babies with things that could potentially kill them they are attacked for even asking about the information on what the specific reactions to the vaccines are and the percentages of each reaction per each vaccine.
I always get these attacks stating that "prior to vaccinations blah blah blah " when back then there was no electricity,no indoor plumbing,(by "no" I mean no widely availabel to the masses of imigrants coming from conditions similar to what plagues war torn African nations of today) which is in no way compareable to todays living conditions ...
my questions is what is wrong with asking where to get the actaul information and why is it so hard to find?

It's hysterical isn't it!.
Its because when you ask it implies they may have had their loved one injected with dangerous substances and by attacking you they don't have to think about whether that is actually true.
It means they may not be able to trust their doctor as much as they want to.
It means the arthritis or asthma they have may not have been inevitable but a caused disease they could have avoided-who wants to think about that?
It implies they were duped into getting useless dangerous shots that they had to pay to get.
It means the world is not a safe place and many doctors don't know **** or care and the government can't be trusted.

You might as well attack their Moms character as those sacrad cows.