The safety of patients and their babies continue to be our top priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the extensive research of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), we at Southdale ObGyn are supporting their recommendation that all pregnant individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19. We
Everybody has questions about COVID-19 vaccines and with good reason. For the past 100 years, we’ve never experienced a global pandemic of this magnitude, and COVID-19 — unlike the seasonal flu — is an entirely new coronavirus which meant researchers had to develop and test all-new vaccines. In March and April of 2020, estimates for
What is Influenza? Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory disease that is not the same as the “stomach flu.” Flu is caused by a virus that attaches to the nose, throat and lungs. Getting the flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. When you
There are steps you can take to protect yourself from the flu, but flu vaccine myths can be confusing when trying to decide whether to get the shot. Here are five common myths according to the (CDC) Centers for Disease Control. Not True: The shot can give you flu It is better to get the
Southdale ObGyn is partnered with MIIC (Minnesota Immunization Information Connection) software. MIIC is a statewide network of shared immunization records. It provides clinics, health systems, schools and child care centers with complete and up-to-date immunization records from all over Minnesota. These records are secure and confidential. When an immunization is given at Southdale ObGyn the
The flu season is almost here. The flu vaccine is now available at Southdale Ob/Gyn. We are now offering to all pregnant and post-partum patients. Your baby relies on you to protect them. Please get vaccinated. Click here for more information and a pregnancy fact sheet.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is more common than you might think. It is a disease that affects the lungs and is spread from person to person through the air. Pertussis can be very serious, especially in babies. Parents, siblings and other caregivers of infants are often the ones who unknowingly spread pertussis to babies. Research
Influenza Update The CDC announced last week that seasonal Influenza is now widespread in most of the country, including Minnesota. We are now offering flu vaccine to ALL of our patients. To learn more about this year’s Influenza from the CDC click here . Call our office to schedule your flu vaccine today. 952-920-7001
Immunizations during pregnancy August is National Immunization Awareness Month and a great time to talk to our doctors and nurse practitioners about vaccines that are recommended during pregnancy. Learn more about which vaccines are important for the health of the mother, and also to protect newborns by way of passive immunity. Read more from ACOG.