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    Default Flu vaccine

    Hi ladies, just wondering if any of you have had the flu vaccine while pregnant? My OB is highly recommending it and assures me it is safe for the baby, but I am hesitant to have it. I am currently 15 weeks pregnant with first child. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have had it both pregnancies about 20 weeks in - no issues and no flu! Ob and GP both recommended it plus its bulk billed if you are pregnant as you are in the at risk category for flu.

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    I had it when pregnant.
    No problems from having it.
    I also had it as being pregnant puts you at risk. And the benefits outweigh the risk.
    That being said, I have it every year anyway as I work in a hospital

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    I had it with DD and being a vaccinator in large hospital I've vaccinated plenty of other pregnant ladies without any issue.
    If you look at statistics of who is more greatly affected by 'flu, pregnant ladies rate right up there.
    The vaccine is not a live vaccine so cannot give you the 'flu and is a category A drug, so safe for your little bub too.

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    I had it when I was pregnant with both kids ob highly recommended it

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    My Ob recommended the flu shot so I had it around 18 weeks. That was only a couple of weeks ago. No side effects. No flu - yet!
    I did quite a bit of reading before having the vac and everything I read recommended it.

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    Thank you so much for the re assurance ladies.

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    I would definitely have it, especially this year being such a bad strain expected.

    If I can just jump in here and ask, do any of you have your babies/kids flu shots done? My dd is one next week, I think I should be getting hers done too.

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    I had it pregnant. I couldn't imagine anything worse for you or baby getting influenza. It can be life threatening being pregnant

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    Hi
    I had the flu shot a couple of weeks ago with the whopping cough vax at 32 weeks. It is recommended and the flu is dangerous for preggy girls and bubs. I felt a bit off for 24hrs after but nothing serious, just a bit hot and more sleepy than usual.

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