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Should Pregnant Women Get Flu Shots?

Yes! If you’re pregnant and haven’t had a flu shot, talk to your prenatal care provider about getting one. Women who are pregnant are more likely to develop severe illness from flu than women who are not pregnant. If a pregnant woman gets the flu, the unborn baby could also be affected due to premature labor and delivery.  Millions of women have received flu shots over the years and it has not been shown to be harmful to the mom or the baby. Pregnant women should not get the nasal vaccine. If you develop flu-like symptoms, call your prenatal care provider. Your doctor may want to prescribe an antiviral medicine. Your insurance should cover the cost of the flu shot. So don’t wait! This year’s flu shots are available now.

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Cap4Kids Columbus provides information on resources for pregnant women in the Columbus, OH area. Go to the resources for pregnant women and children page to check out this link. If you’re not from the Columbus area and would like to share information about resources in your city, please offer your comments on the page to submit links, information and events.

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