When I posed the question, moms from all over the country, and some abroad, immediately sent their two cents about germs, new babies and keeping the two as far apart as possible. The responses ranged from totally reasonable requests that visitors wash hands to indeed asking about immunizations. One mom of two in Tennessee told me, "I asked the grandmothers to get the flu vaccine in preparation for my fall-born newborns." And many moms said they requested TdaP vaccines for visitors, especially before babies are old enough to be immunized themselves.
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