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Flu season is coming—get ready to vaccinate

Pregnant women and newborns are particularly vulnerable to the flu and its complications. Health guidelines recommend a flu shot during pregnancy, which is safe for both mom and developing baby. A recent study published in the journal Vaccine even says that … Continue reading

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An early plug for flu shots

The best time to get your yearly flu shot is in the fall, but news this spring may help convince women trying to get pregnant to get immunized in October. A recent study found that a seasonal flu shot may … Continue reading

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Flu shots a must for moms-to-be

Catching the flu early in pregnancy doubles the risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect, which is why getting a flu shot is so important for women who are expecting, the March of Dimes warns. But despite … Continue reading

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Kids’ flu shot guidelines

As flu season approaches, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations to urge annual flu vaccinations to protect children from this common and unpredictable virus, which can cause serious health problems for otherwise healthy children. The AAP … Continue reading

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Yes—you need a flu shot this fall

A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get flu shots. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), several studies released in recent years have upheld the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during pregnancy.

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