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Flu Shot Risk Minimal for Pregnant Women

By: CNN
By: CNN

Getting the flu is dangerous for pregnant moms -- but there's virtually *no* risk in getting a flu shot.

That's the conclusion of a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Researchers found *no* evidence the influenza vaccine increased the risk of fetal death in pregnant women.

The study came about after many pregnant moms expressed concerns over taking the vaccine during the 2009 H-1-N-1 pandemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, during the 2011-2012 flu season, only 47 percent of expecting mothers opted to get the vaccine.


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