Are You Getting the Flu Shot?

If you’re pregnant, doctors say you should. Last year’s swine flu epidemic brought extra attention to the need for expecting women to get the shot, but even though the flu fuss has died down, don’t think you can get away without a jab this year; experts warn that any kind of flu is risky if you’re pregnant. Just keep in mind that while the influenza shot is safe during any trimester of pregnancy, the nasal spray version–FluMist, which is made from a live virus–should be avoided (but is okay if you’re breastfeeding). If vaccinated, you’ll not only protect yourself from getting sick, but you’ll also pass on your immunity to your baby to protect her until she’s old enough to get the shot.

Have you made an appointment for your flu shot yet?

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  1. by Laurel

    On October 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Yep. Got it last month as I entered my third trimester.

    Husband got it two weeks ago. Preschooler and young toddler will get it in the next month.

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    On October 16, 2010 at 3:01 am

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    On October 18, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I am getting mine free through work next week and my husband and daughter are getting theirs this week. It is a necessity! Everyone should get one!

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