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Doctor insights on: Flu Shots During Pregnancy Linked To Autism

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Do you think I should get a flu shot during the third trimester of my pregnancy?

Do you think I should get a flu shot during the third trimester of my pregnancy?

Yes.: It is safe and effective. See the cdc website at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/pregnancyandflu/. ...Read more

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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How can you safely get the regular flu shot more than once during pregnancy?

How can you safely get the regular flu shot more than once during pregnancy?

Probably, but...: A single influenza vaccination is recommended for pregnant women. Some times a second shot is needed if a specific strain of influenza develops and is not covered by your initial vaccination. Before getting a second shot, make sure you talk to your prenatal provider to check why you are being offered a second one. ...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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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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I got a regular flu shot and i'm 9 weeks pregnant. Will that hurt my baby? I didn't do the pregnancy shot.

I got a regular flu shot and i'm 9 weeks pregnant. Will that hurt my baby? I didn't do the pregnancy shot.

No: It's the same flu shot you get if you are an adult or pregnant. And it's CDC recommended to have a flu shot during pregnancy, hence don't worry. ...Read more

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Been off Depo-Provera since October 15th, it's October 26th today. I've had diahhrea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs. I have a flu shot.. Is this pregnancy ?

Been off Depo-Provera since October 15th, it's October 26th today. I've had diahhrea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs. I have a flu shot.. Is this pregnancy ?

Pregnancy is when...: ....you're pregnant. Symptoms of diarrhea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs after a flu shot more likely mean you've got. ...well, diarrhea, gas, tired, & tingling boobs! HA! What you really need is to purchase a pregnancy test from the pharmacy (or gas station), follow the instructions, & let us know whether it's "Congratulations" or "He best not leave that nice car anywhere where I can see it!" ...Read more

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Can a person with autism get a flu shot?

Can a person with autism get a flu shot?

Absolutely. There is: no scientific evidence that vaccines either cause Autism or worsen symptoms in a person with an established diagnosis. People with some of types of the inherited mitochondrial disorders can experience worsening of their neurological & Neurodevelopmental symptoms with any stress like fever, including normal febrile reactions to vaccines. ...Read more

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I have autism can i get a flu shot?

Yes unless . . .: Although autism is a nervous system condition, it is not a reason to avoid/skip flu shot. Check out reasons to avoid specific vaccines at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/should-not-vacc.htm. Ask about inactivated flu shot (common) vs live attenuated nasal spray (less common). ...Read more

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Can the flu shot be linked to autism?

Can the flu shot be linked to autism?

No link: No there is no known link. The injectable flu vaccine is a dead vaccine. The MMR was in question and is live. But even the MMR has been proven not to cause autism. ...Read more

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My son is allergic to a vaccine but i don't know which one. He has mild end autism spectrum disorder. If he is sensitive to vaccines can he get a flu shot?

Probably : His autistic issues have nothing whatsoever to do with immunizations.Ask the doctor to what vaccine he is sensitive and if not eggs, give him the flu shot. ...Read more

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What are the odds an asthmatic 15 year old will get autism after swine flu vaccine?

What are the odds an asthmatic 15 year old will get autism after swine flu vaccine?

Zero: Regardless of the claims of vaccine haters, this is bunk. The injected flu vaccine is a non living material that stimulates the production of antibodies to specific strains of flu. The worst flu vaccine debacle of years past, occured in ~1977 with a vaccine rushed to production without today's safeguards. Gillian- barre syndrome occurred in some. Today's flu vaccines are safe and effective. ...Read more

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Is a u.S. Flu shot effective when planning to stay overseas during the winter?

Is a u.S. Flu shot effective when planning to stay overseas during the winter?

It's about strains: The flu vaccine is likely to have protective benefits everywhere. Even if strains are different in different world regions, there should be enough crossover to be effective. ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to for pregnant woman to get flu shot during her 1st trimester?

Considered safe: The injected flu vaccine is a killed virus preparation and as such poses no risk to the fetus during any stage of pregnancy.The nasal spray is a live weakened virus and should not be used during pregnancy. A flu vaccination is an important precaution because pregnancy brings mom into a high risk group.We lost 2 moms during pregnancy in my town of 125, 000 in the 09 season. ...Read more

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Is it ok to to get flu shot during 1st trimester?

Is it ok to to get flu shot during 1st trimester?

No: This is my opinion. Other mds may differ. I strongly believe that this puts metabolic stress on you and thus to your baby. ...Read more

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I have flu & my kids (9&6) have been exposed. They haven't had the shot yet. Will flu shots prevent sickness during incubation period?

Not likely: The common practice is to use a preventive dose of tamiflu (oseltamivir) for close family contacts of confirmed cases. The flu shot will not trigger protective antibody levels for at least 2wks after dosing. ...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

Dr. Ira Katz
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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


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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more