Flu shot during pregnancy is safe, but flu isn't

Flu shot during pregnancy is safe, but flu isn't

Illness in mother boosts risk of miscarriage or stillbirth

By Nathan Seppa, 16:20 PM January 16, 2013

Getting the flu appears to nearly double a pregnant woman’s risk of having a miscarriage or stillbirth, data from Norway during the 2009-2010 global flu pandemic show. But getting vaccinated during pregnancy greatly reduces a woman’s risk of flu, researchers report online January 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The study also finds that getting a flu shot during pregnancy is safe. Anecdotal reports had suggested that flu vaccination during gestation might have adverse effects on ...

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