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Doctor insights on: Flu Shot And Pregnancy Concerns

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Should I take both seasonal flu vaccine and pneumovax vaccine?

Should I take both seasonal flu vaccine and pneumovax vaccine?

Flu and pnumonia vac: Flu vaccine can be taken with pnumonia vaccine, if it is recommended by your doctor because of your age or medical condition you can take tham together. ...Read more

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Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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Can u have pregnancy symtoms right after your Depo-Provera shot has expired?

Can u have pregnancy symtoms right after your Depo-Provera shot has expired?

Hormones: There are no 'pregnancy' symptoms that are specific enough for diagnosis. Hormonal fluctuations cause 'symptoms'. This is very much about hormones and changes in your hormones as your have less of the product working in depo. ...Read more

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Any women get their flu shot in 1st trimester and had a healthy pregnancy?

Any women get their flu shot in 1st trimester and had a healthy pregnancy?

Yes: Past experience with the killed (regular injected) flu vaccine has been good. No specific pattern of problems influencing the fetus is known. Although considered safe during any stage of pregnancy, most recommend waiting until >14wks when he period of organ formation is completed out of caution. Influenza is a devastating illness to some in pregnancy, we lost 2 moms here 2 years ago (babies ok). ...Read more

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Can getting the flu shot while pregnant harm your baby?

Can getting the flu shot while pregnant harm your baby?

Nope: Just the opposite, the flu shot protects the mom from influenza which between october to february can be serious enought to hospitalize pregnant women. It's highly recommended for all pregnant women during flu season. Make sure the inactivated type is used (not the nasal spray). Your doc should have summary sheets that give you more details. ...Read more

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How safe is Tdap and flu shot while pregnant?

How safe is Tdap and flu shot while pregnant?

Both are safe: Both are safe and it is recommended all pregnant women should get these both ...Read more

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Side effects of flu shot in infants? Also, would they be contagious? 6mo got flu shot on Friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough

Side effects of flu shot in infants? Also, would they be contagious? 6mo  got flu shot on Friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough

Unrelated: The child's symptoms are unrelated to the vaccine. It is possible the child came in contact with someone with a cold around that time. The flu vaccine is a dead virus vaccine, does not cause illness, nor is the patient who receives the vaccine contagious. ...Read more

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I got flu shot yesterd. Having joints pain all ove. Read online that flu shot can give guillian bare should I worry?

No worry.: It is normal to have some aches and pains after a flu vaccine. The flu shot stimulates your immune system and these symptoms are a byproduct. Joint pain is not a feature of guillain barre which is typified by progressive muscle weakness and loss of reflexes. ...Read more

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Should i worry about getting the swine flu even after the vaccine?

Should i worry about getting the swine flu even after the vaccine?

Not impossible: The flu vaccine, while recommended and important, is unfortunately not perfect. While protective to receive the vaccine, there is still the possibility of becoming infected with flu. ...Read more

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Can i take the flu vaccination if i'm 27 weeks pregnant?

Can i take the flu vaccination if i'm 27 weeks pregnant?

Absolutely!: Not only is it safe, but you protect both you and your unborn and soon to be born child. The antibodies you develop will pass to the baby and protect them from influenza now and after birth. Hopefully, flu season won't last that long, but if baby were born early or it does last a long time your baby would have some protection! ...Read more

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Should i get a flu vaccine or are there negative side effects?

Should i get a flu vaccine or are there negative side effects?

Risk/benefit analysi: Nothing in the world is absolutely, positively safe but the benefit of not getting influenza far outweighs the risk to you. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of flu if youve had your flu shot?

Same symptoms: The flu shot protects people about 85% of the time and mitigates the symptoms and complications so they would not be as severe as when there is no flu shot. There will still be body aches, fever, headache and some upper respiratory symptoms or even stomach symptoms but to a lesser intensity, that's relative as that is a measure in that specific person. ...Read more

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Pregnant with rash. Can I prove I had MMR and chickenpox vaccines with titers?

Pregnant with rash. Can I prove I had MMR and chickenpox vaccines with titers?

Yes, you can.: There are other viral as well as bacterial infections causing rash beside chicken pox, measles, and rubella. Consultation with primary care doctor or obstetrician would be prudent. ...Read more

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Are you allowed the flu shot or the swine flu vaccine even though you are pregnant?

Are you allowed the flu shot or the swine flu vaccine even though you are pregnant?

Yes: The inactivated (not the nasal) vaccine can be lifesaving for the mother. It has no bad effects on the baby. ...Read more

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Had flu shot in mid november -- tested positive for influenza a after a very mild illness. How did i get the flu? Am 22 weeks pregnant.

Had flu shot in mid november -- tested positive for influenza a after a very mild illness. How did i get the flu? Am 22 weeks pregnant.

Aprox 80% effective: First the flu shot takes 3 weeks to build full immunity so next year take it late october this way when the season starts ( nov in the ne) you are ready. Influenza affects about 20% of the population an the vaccine gives about 80% immunity if correctly paired to the current strain. In your case you did get flu but had some immunity since it was mild. Stay hydrated! ...Read more

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Is it still recommended to get a flu shot and the swine flu vaccine?

Is it still recommended to get a flu shot and the swine flu vaccine?

H1N1 vaccine (swine): The most recent (last 2 yrs) have had the h1n1 strain as part of the regular flu shot in the us. There would be no benefit in seeking out older single strain h1n1. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more