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Is the flu shot safe when i'm pregnant?

Is the flu shot safe when i'm pregnant?

Yes: Not only does the flu shot appear to be safe , but it may provide immunity to your unborn child. A 2 for 1! having the infection is much more dangerous for you and your child. ...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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Two months pregnant is the flu shot safe?

Two months pregnant is the flu shot safe?

Yes: If you are pregnant it is safe to get a flu shot which contains dead flu virus. You should not receive the nasal spray which contains a live but weakened flu virus. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to get a flu shot while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a flu shot while pregnant?

Absolutely!: And highly encouraged! unvaccinated women had a 25% higher risk of fetal death in a large norwegian study published in nejm (one of our most respected medical journals). http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/health/study-confirms-benefits-of-flu-vaccine-for-pregnant-women.html. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant women to get a flu shot?

Is it safe for a pregnant women to get a flu shot?

Definitely!: The vaccine will not ham your unbor child. However if you get the flue, you can becaome dehydrated or develope pneumonia which can indeed harm the baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the flu shot while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the flu shot while pregnant?

Influenza Vaccine: It is recommended that pregnant women receive influenza vaccine. ...Read more

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Im am 9 weeks and 4 days pregnant i was wondering is it safe to get the flu shot?

Im am 9 weeks and 4 days pregnant i was wondering is it safe to get the flu shot?

Yes: This issue has been studied in detail and found to be safe during pregnancy.Some ob'slike to wait until 12 wks out of extra caution, but there has been no problems with those who had it done earlier. On the flip side we do loose pregnant ladies to flu every year. ...Read more

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Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant?during pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding?why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant?during pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding?why take the flu shot while pregnant?

Death or disability: We lost 2 pregnant moms during the 2009 flu outbreak in my medium sized town. Flu is potentially deadly during pregnancy and the inactivated flu injection can help you avoid it. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more