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Flu Vaccine Pregnant
Is it important to take flu vaccine while pregnant?during pregnancy is safer or during breastfeeding?why take the flu shot while pregnant?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Not specifically: Since thimerosol has never been associated with any human injury i see no reason to pay any attention to it at all. The vaccine haters have been after this preservative for years but they have never had any support in the real science. Whatever you do the flu vaccine is a good idea. We lost 2 pregnant ladies in the 09 epidemic in my town. ...Read more
Is it safe to get the flu vaccine at 9 weeks pregnant or should I wait until after the first trimester? Does the type of flu vaccine i get matter?
Hi doc.i am 24w pregnant.An Indian.going back to India next week after 2 yrs of stay in us.do I need flu shot?what other vaccines I need?
??too much ??: Unless you received the nasal vaccine,which is not recommended in pregnancy, this is a non issue.Flu vaccine is not living material.It is inactivated (dead) and usually given in the minimum concentration that is shown to trigger immunity.Extra vaccine volume would potentially give more immune response but would otherwise have no significant effect. It does not affect the fetus. ...Read more
When i was 13weeks pregnant i had a flu vaccine. I am now 28weeks pregnant with a cold and a heavy head.Is this normal? Or do I need to get a 2nd jab?
1 flu vaccine/year: After age 8, one flu vaccine per year is recommended. The vaccine can take up to two weeks to produce immunity in the body. However, influenza is generally more severe than a head cold, with fever, body aches, and respiratory symptoms. Take care of yourself with nasal saline, mist, fluids. If you develop more severe or prolonged symptoms, please see a doctor. ...Read more
I am pregnant and wondering about the safety of the flu vaccine based on the thimerosol content. Can even trace amounts negatively impact my baby?
Thanks for asking: This is an important question. Influenza is more likely to cause severe illness or even death in someone who is pregnant and the flu shot is definitely recommended. Millions of doses have been given during pregnancy with no evidence of harm. It protects the baby as well as the mom. Thimerosol is not in single-dose vials of vaccine - just in multidose vials as a preservative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The inactivated (not the nasal) vaccine can be lifesaving for the mother. It has no bad effects on the baby. ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
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