Pregnant Women and Flu Shots

Q: Are flu shots safe for pregnant women or not?

A: As long as there is no history of allergic reaction to flu vaccine after prior vaccinations, it is OK for pregnant women to get the vaccine during the flu season. There is no evidence to suggest that the vaccine will harm the infant, and, in fact, recent studies suggest that the vaccine actually protects the baby from contracting the flu during the first few months of life.

Dr. Brent Ridge is the health expert for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. You can call and ask him a question live every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern on Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 112 (1.866.675.6675). You can also follow along as he learns to grow his own food and raise goats on his farm in upstate New York by visiting www.beekman1802.com.

Got a health question for Dr. Brent? E-mail him at drbrent@care2.com.

32 comments

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago

Wan`t recommend any flushots..........

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Aud Nordby
Aud n4 years ago

thanks

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Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago

Thanks

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Patricia Trillo
Patricia Trillo4 years ago

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Adio Ferdiansyah
Adio Ferdiansyah4 years ago

i like

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Penny C.
penny C5 years ago

I would not get one if pregnant,more poisons for the fetus.

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

No evidence? Yesterday I read the opposite in the news.

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a             y m.
g d c5 years ago

ty

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Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

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