A 32-year-old female asked:
i'm 20 weeks pregnant & was adviced by my gynea to do a flu vaccine (he said it's recommended for pregnant women by who). never had one, is it safe during pregnancy? not sure what's in the vaccine & if it can harm baby? should i rather do natural?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee answered
Specializes in General Practice
Definitely have: Pregnancy lowers your immunity. Right now if you can avoid having the flu in pregnancy this is a win. If you had to get corona and the flu in pregnancy it would really be much worse.
Answered on May 10, 2020
Dr. LINDILE SOGA answered
No harm : Flu vaccines are recommended for those at great risk of developing serious illness should they get exposed to flu causing viruses including pregnant women. It contains attenuated strains of the viruses expected to prevail in the season in question. If your doctor recommended it he knows what he is doing. 💪🏾
Answered on May 17, 2020
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