Will you be getting a flu shot?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Will you be getting a flu shot?
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 8:43am

When I was pregnant, I remember thinking it was extra important to get a flu shot to protect my own health. But as it turns out, it’s not just moms-to-be who benefit from the vaccine: Newborn babies also gain some health protection, according to a study released this week in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Research revealed that brand-new babes whose moms were vaccinated while pregnant have less of a chance of getting the flu themselves or being hospitalized with a respiratory infection than newborns whose moms weren't vaccinated.

New Study Finds Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby, Too- http://www.ivillage.com/new-study-finds-moms-flu-shot-protects-baby-too/6-a-288320?ice=iv:mb:msg:kp

Will you be getting a flu shot this year?

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Registered: 09-16-2004
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 12:19pm

I actually got my flu shot about 2 weeks before I conceived.

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Registered: 04-10-2004
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 4:34pm

I also got mine about 2 weeks before we concieved also.

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Registered: 12-16-2006
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 8:00am

I've never had a flu shot before but my ob recommended it and I'm seriously considering it.


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Registered: 07-16-2009
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 3:06pm

Already got mine last week. (Last year there were stories about H1N1 and pregnant women in particular... H1N1 hit pregnant women really hard... with the baby or mother dying even, or "just" nearly dying and taking months to recover, and not recovering fully... really scary.

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Registered: 10-25-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 1:14pm

I got the flu shot for the first time 2 years ago when I was pregnant with my son, because I work with the public everyday and I didn't really want to get the flu and be pregnant. Last year I got it because I had already had sevre bronchitis and larangitis with a high fever (I topped at 104.7), and my doctor highly recommended. This year I plan to get it again, because I stayed feeling better longer. So its kinda a no brainer for me. lol