Hope I've got this in the right section! I am currently 15 weeks pregnant with my first. My work is offering a free flu vaccination in a month's time, and I'm debating whether or not to get it?
As a bit of backgorund. I get the flu 2-3 times every year, without fail. This is despite having a great diet, taking vitamins and a probiotic. I have an allergy to dustmites and mild asthma, so I think this is why I get it every year...my respiratory system is sensitive.
I'm generally pro-vax, but have never seen the point in the flu shot and have never had one before. I know it's officially reccomended for pregnant women due the risks of if you get a fever, and because your immune system is already lowered. BUT, I have just been reading into it, and am concerned about the use of ethyl-mercury in the vaccination and its possible effects on fetal development....
Does anyone have any links to reputable websites with research on this topic?
Would you / have you got the vaccine while pregnant?
Did you/your baby have any effects from it (whether suspected or confirmed)?