Flu Shot Risk Minimal for Pregnant Women


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.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 187360331 - wtvy.com/a?a=187360331
Gray Television, Inc.