When should a pregnant woman get a flu shot?

There is a lot of evidence that flu vaccines can be given safely during pregnancy. CDC and ACIP recommend that pregnant people get vaccinated during any trimester of their pregnancy. It is very important for pregnant people to get the flu shot.

When should you get the flu shot when pregnant?

The vaccine is usually available in early September every year. And it’s recommended that pregnant women – especially if you’re in your third trimester – be vaccinated as soon as the flu vaccine is available for the season. Plus, many insurance providers, including HealthPartners, cover flu shots 100%.

Which trimester is safest for flu shot?

Getting the flu shot during any trimester of pregnancy is reasonable and safe, and being vaccinated against the flu in the first trimester will not put your baby at risk. But if you’re nervous about getting the flu shot during the first trimester, don’t refuse to be vaccinated.

Can I get a flu shot at 37 weeks pregnant?

It’s safe to get a flu shot at any time during pregnancy. You’re at higher risk of severe illness from influenza when you’re pregnant, and getting the flu vaccine will help protect you. Because you’ll pass antibodies to your baby, it’ll help protect them for several months after birth, too.

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Can I get a flu shot at 5 weeks pregnant?

Yes, it’s safe to get a flu shot during pregnancy. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all women who are pregnant during flu season get a flu shot, regardless of their trimester.

Can the flu shot cause birth defects?

A large August 2017 study using VSD data found that the babies of people who received the flu shot during their first trimester had no increased risk of having children with major birth defects.

Can I get the flu vaccine at 38 weeks pregnant?

Influenza immunisation is safe given during any stage of pregnancy. There is no increased risk of reactions to the vaccine for pregnant women and you cannot get influenza from being immunised. The influenza vaccine will not harm your unborn baby.

Can you get the flu shot at 38 weeks pregnant?

The CDC and ACOG agree it’s safe to get the flu shot at any point during your pregnancy.

Can I get flu shot at 36 weeks?

Yes. Studies have shown that it’s safe to have the flu vaccine during any stage of pregnancy, from the first few weeks up to your expected due date.