What You Need to Know
- It’s safe for pregnant women to have a flu shot. Talk to a doctor, nurse or clinic staff about getting vaccinated against the flu.
- In pregnant women, changes in the immune system, heart and lungs during pregnancy make them more prone to severe illness from flu.
- Flu also may be harmful for a pregnant woman’s developing baby. Fever – a common flu symptom – may be associated with neural tube defects and other adverse outcomes for a developing baby.
Flu and Pregnant Women
Vaccinating Pregnant Women Protects Moms and Babies