It is critical for women who are either pregnant or plan to get pregnant during the flu season to get an annual flu vaccine. This podcast discusses pregnant women at risk for the flu. Created: 9/27/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/27/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Mothers Against Flu
Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women — United States, 2011-2012
Recorded: September 25, 2012; posted: September 27, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s important for everyone age six months and older to get an annual flu vaccine. It’s critical for women who are either pregnant or plan to get pregnant during the flu season, which can run from October through May. Pregnant women are at increased risk for complications from influenza, including hospitalization and death. The vaccine is both safe and effective in preventing flu and can help protect both the expectant mother and her unborn baby. A pregnant woman can safely get vaccinated at any point during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, ask your health care provider about the flu vaccine.
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