Share of Cost, Pregnant women and the flu shot

Thursday, Oct. 13th 2016 5:43 AM

The flu shot is safe and highly recommended for pregnant women. It can be given anytime during pregnancy. Pregnant women may be more likely to have serious complications of the flu due to a higher strain on the heart, lungs, and immune system.


A study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the mother may pass some of the protection on to her unborn baby. Because babies cannot get the flu shot until they are 6 months old, this benefit may be helpful.

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