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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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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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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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Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Yes: The pneumoccal vaccines (more than one) are composed of non living material and pose no risk to the developing fetus.They can be given as indicated at any point in pregnancy. Some practitioners avoid use in the first trimester out of a sense of caution, but there are no documented problems when it has been given during that period. ...Read more

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Should pregnant women get a flu shot?

Should pregnant women get a flu shot?

Definitely yes: Every pregnant woman should be offered the influenza vaccination during pregnancy because of the increased morbidity of pregnant women who are infected with the influenza virus. The vaccine is only a single injection. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Yes it is: Pertussis vaccine is now given as tdap vaccine in late second trimester or third trimester. It gives protection to the mother as well as limited protection to the baby. ...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

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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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Hi m 8wk preg.having bad flu..is citrizine(anti allergy)safe.can flu shot b taken during pregn.

Hi m 8wk preg.having bad flu..is citrizine(anti allergy)safe.can flu shot b taken during pregn.

Flu shot Pregnancy: A flu shot is HIGHLY recommended during pregnancy. Please take a look at this fact sheet from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/pregnant/flushot_pregnant_factsheet.pdf Also, cetirizine should be safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Adacel Tdap vaccination safe to take during 35th week of pregnancy?

Is Adacel Tdap vaccination safe to take during 35th week of pregnancy?

Yes: This vaccine contains material that is safe to use during pregnancy. The primary vaccines we avoid during pregnancy are those with living but weakened germs, like the nasal flu or the MMR and varicella. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a whooping cough vaccine while pregnant? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Is it safe to get a whooping cough vaccine while pregnant? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Yes: Tdap vaccination (includes acellular pertussis vaccine) is highly recommended for pregnant women who have not had it. Best administered after 20 weeks' gestation to optimize antibody transfer to fetus & protection after birth. ...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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Im 22 weeks pregnant and had my mist flu vaccine instead of injectable i've heard that mist is not recommended for pregnant women ?

Im 22 weeks pregnant and had my mist flu vaccine instead of injectable i've heard that mist is not recommended for pregnant women ?

Not recommended: There are however, no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal studies are not always predictive of human response FluMist should be administered during pregnancy only if it is felt to be necessary. The overwhelming probability is that you and your baby will be fine. ...Read more

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Is the gardasil vaccine safe to get while I am pregnant?

Is the gardasil vaccine safe to get while I am pregnant?

Gurdasil/pregnancy: Since it is a vaccine used to prevent hpv infection, i will hold the vaccine till after the baby is born. ...Read more

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Could the 2nd shot of flu vaccine still effective?

Could the 2nd shot of flu vaccine still effective?

Yes: When 2 dose vaccination is used for children – the second dose should be administered 28 days after the first. Dose #1 “primes the immune system” & dose #2 provides the actual protection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate after receiving boostrix tdap vaccination? Yesterday i received it.

Is it safe to masturbate after receiving boostrix tdap vaccination?  Yesterday i received it.

Yes: As long as there's no open wound on the genitals or perhaps a caustic chemical on one's hand, I don't believe a situation exists in which it is medically unsafe to masturbate. Though I am assuming that you're in a socially appropriate location for the task at hand. ...Read more

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Is antiviral flu medication safe during pregnancy?

Is antiviral flu medication safe during pregnancy?

In most cases, the benefits of antiviral flu (influenza) medication during pregnancy outweigh the risks: During pregnancy, the flu poses a serious threat to your health and your baby's health. Pregnancy increases your risk of developing serious complications of the flu, such as pneumonia. In turn, flu complications increase the risk of premature birth and other pregnancy problems. Although it's important to be cautious with any medication during pregnancy, research supports the safety of prescription antiviral medication — such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza) — to treat flu during pregnancy. If you're pregnant and have signs or symptoms of the flu, contact your health care provider right away. He or she will help you decide if an antiviral medication is right for you. If your health care provider prescribes an antiviral medication, remember that the medication is most effective when taken within 48 hours of the first signs or symptoms — although benefits are still possible if the medication is taken later. If you have a fever, your health care provider might recommend taking acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) as well. Some studies have shown an increased risk of neural tube defects — serious abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord — in the babies of women who experience high fevers during the first four to six weeks of pregnancy. Remember, a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your baby from the dangers of the flu during pregnancy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a flu shot for anyone who's pregnant during flu season unless you've had a severe reaction to a previous flu vaccination. When you get your flu shot, be sure to request the flu shot and not the nasal spray vaccine. The flu shot is made from an inactivated virus, so it's safe for both mother and baby during any stage of pregnancy. The nasal spray vaccine is made from a live virus, which makes it less appropriate during pregnancy or while you're trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Should I get a flu shot if i’m pregnant?

Yes: Absolutely! the flu shot will protect you from serious complications such as pneumonia and preterm labor. It will also protect your baby until he is 6 months old. This is perfect because babies can't get the vaccine prior to 6 months of life. Make sure your family members get vaccinated as well. ...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