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is it ok for pregnant women to get flu shot?

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Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, moreover it is highly recommended.
Answered on Sep 22, 2014
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Talk with your doctor about the right timing. Pregnant women are known to be more susceptible to adverse effects of the influenza virus. There also may be passive immunity to the newborn baby when the mother has received the flu vaccine diluting her pregnancy as well.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: And it is recommended to do so, and to receive a tdap vaccine as well. The tdap is for pertussis, whooping cough, prevention.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Recommended: All pregnant women should get a flu shot. In pregnancy you'll receive an inactivated trivalent strain (dead virus) that still protects you from swine flu & 2 other strains felt to be endemic this year. Avoid live virus (nasal spray) & remember to also update your pertussis vaccine. Take care.
Answered on Feb 3, 2017
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Absolutely: In fact everyone recommends including acog and the cdc that pregnant women get flu shots.
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