Can you take a flu shot during pregnancy?

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Not only is the flu shot safe for pregnant women but it is highly recommended. Whatever stage of pregnancy the woman is in, she should get the flu shot as soon as possible to protect both herself and her baby.

Research indicates that pregnant women may be more susceptible to complications from the flu, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. These complications can impact the baby as well, resulting in early birth, low birth weight, birth defects, and even miscarriage.

Remember that flu shots need to be administered each year as the virus tends to change and evolve. You need to get the latest flu vaccination to protect yourself from the current strain. If you are pregnant and want to stay safe this flu season, you can book an appointment for flu vaccination services in Chipping Campden and Chipping Norton with PTMD.

The Flu Jab During Pregnancy

It’s safe to get the flu jab at any point during the pregnancy so whether you’re only a few weeks along or are nearing your due date, you can get vaccinated. Some protection will even be passed on to your baby, giving them up to a few months of increased flu immunity.

You can also get vaccinated if you’re breastfeeding.

Are There Side Effects from the Flu Jab?

The most common side effect is a feeling of soreness or tenderness at the injection site. Some people may feel a bit under the weather after the jab but this is a temporary reaction to your body adjusting to the antibodies.

The flu vaccine can’t give you the flu.

Flu Vaccination Service in Shipston on Stour and Moreton in Marsh

If you want to get the flu jab, contact your GP surgery, midwife, or local antenatal clinic. Many pharmacies like PTMD also offer flu vaccination services in Moreton in Marsh.

With Pharmacy to My Door, you can get efficient, affordable, and convenient flu jab appointments at a time and location to suit you. We are also on hand to answer any questions you may have and provide advice.

For the best flu vaccination service in Wellesbourne and Brailes, contact us directly or book an appointment online.

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