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During pregnancy, women are at increased risk for complications and severe illness from influenza, including going into labor too early, developing severe pneumonia, and, in rare cases, death. Newborns also are at increased risk for severe illness from the flu. In this podcast, Dr. Carolyn Bridges discusses the importance of pregnant women receiving the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their infants. Created: 8/18/2011 by MMWR. Date Released: 8/18/2011. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC.

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