Should Pregnant Women Get the Flu Shot?

.….It is time to bring up the flu vaccine again!  October is the start of the flu season, and it can run all the way into the spring.  The flu vaccines are available now, and remember, it takes about two weeks to produce the protective antibodies after receiving the vaccine. …..Pregnant women who get the flu…

The Concern of Getting the Flu Shot During Pregnancy – FAQs Answered

…..Let me give you some information to cover some of the questions that patients frequently ask.  This information is from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Medical Association, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. It is from the form given to obstetricians to give to their patients. …..If you get vaccinated during…

Why Should You Get a Flu Shot Each Year?

…..The influenza vaccine comes in two types: Inactivated, or killed vaccine, which is given by injection with a needle Live, or attenuated (weakened) vaccine, which is sprayed into the nostril …..The influenza viruses are always changing, and so each year scientists try to determine which viruses are going to cause the flu that year. In other words,…

All Pregnant Women Should Be Immunized for the Flu

…..A few days ago, the influenza vaccine for the 2012-2013 flu season arrived in my office.  In the United States, this season is considered to be October through May.  We have already begun to arrange the vaccination for all of our pregnant patients.  As a result, it seems to be the appropriate time to have…