Why should pregnant women get vaccinated against flu


So the best way for pregnant women to
protect themselves is to get vaccinated. The vaccine
would protect themselves from flu, flu can be more serious in pregnancy, lead
to hospitalisations and serious complications like a chest infection. It
can lead to the delivery happening earlier, babies being born small, or can
even lead to you losing the baby. It also protects the baby during the pregnancy
but very importantly it also passes on, the mother will pass on, the
protection from the vaccine to the baby while the baby is in her belly. And then
when the baby’s born, those antibodies will hang around for a few months and
protect the baby when they’re very small if they come into contact with anyone
who has got flu they won’t catch it.

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