Influenza vaccination is recommended for pregnant women
13 Jun 2014
Pregnant women have an increased risk of complications of influenza because their immune system is naturally suppressed during pregnancy and their “expanded size” can make breathing more difficult.
The influenza vaccine is free in Australia, and strongly recommended for all pregnant women.
The vaccine is safe to give in all stages of pregnancy. The seasonal flu vaccine has been given safely to millions of women across the world. Studies looking at the effects of pregnant women receiving the seasonal flu vaccination indicate no negative effects on pregnant women or their babies.
For more information have a look at the brochure from SA Health (South Australia)
‘Seasonal influenza vaccination for pregnant women’
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