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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...

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...

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...
No problem. As long as it is the inactivated injection and not the live intranasal vaccine I see no problem with it. Your immune system reacts to a variety of germs during pregnancy and the "stress" it may trigger is no more than it already deals with. Having had 2 pregnant moms die in my town from flu complications in a single year I am acutely aware of the need. 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...