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.

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se3 years ago

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

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Patricia Trillo
Patricia Trillo3 years ago

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Adio Ferdiansyah
Adio Ferdiansyah3 years ago

i like

Penny C.
penny C.4 years ago

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

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

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

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g d c.4 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Thanks for the info.