Are you getting a flu shot?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Are you getting a flu shot?
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 2:46pm

The AMA, March of Dimes and CDC, along with other medical groups are urging pregnant women to get the flu shot:

Are you concerned about the upcoming flu season, and will you be getting a flu vaccination?

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Registered: 04-06-2006
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:42am
Hmm, well, the stats mentioned are kind of scary. OK, I'm convinced to at least ask my doctor what she thinks. I don't even know if that same flu shot can be had -- by anyone who asks for it -- here in Italy...
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Registered: 07-15-2005
Sat, 09-18-2010 - 4:07pm
YES!! More PG women get hospitalized with the flu than any other group after the elderly. Shot is safer than the flu -- at least while gestating.

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Registered: 01-23-2010
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 9:01pm

I asked my OB about this at my last appointment. She said that pregnant women have really taxed immune systems - 'the equivalent of a person with cancer' (?!).

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Registered: 10-20-2009
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 4:59pm

I have never gotten a flu shot before.

Susan L.

Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!