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I'm 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...

I am 32 weeks pregnant. Should I get the flu shot? I've heard mixed reviews. Never had the shot before.

Yes, yes, and yes. There are no mixed reviews. Influenza in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy is potentially life threatening event to your baby and you. You need to take the shot. My middle daughter is 29 weeks and just got her flu shot. Along the same lines, pertussis vaccine is recommended for you and those who may be involve in the care of your new infant. Read more...
Certainly. During the 1999 flu season we lost two pregnant moms in my town, one of which left a baby we took by C-section just before mom died. Sending that baby home with the grandmother was emotionally one of the hardest things I've ever done. We usually avoid the flu shot in the first trimester but give it thereafter. We also avoid the living nasal vaccine & use the inactivated shot. 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?

Influenza vaccine. A flu shot is the most important step in protecting against flu. The flu shot given during pregnancy has been shown to protect both the mother and her baby (up to 6 months old) from flu. The nasal spray vaccine should not be given to women who are pregnant. Read more...