News and Updates
NEW GUIDANCE: The College has released a revised Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy Committee Opinion, "Update on Immunization and Pregnancy: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccination".
In addition, the College recently released a new Committee Opinion encouraging ob-gyns to embrace immunizations as an integral part of their women's health care practice, "Integrating Immunizations Into Practice."
The College has issued an algorithm to assess and treat pregnant women with influenza-like illness (ILI). This alogrithm applies to pregnant women with ILI even if they have been vaccinated. Click here for the alogrithm.
Click here for CDC's antiviral treatment information.
Pregnant women are at significant risk for respiratory complications, preterm labor and delivery and ICU admission due to flu. Infants 6 months and younger are also at an increased risk of severe illness and even death from the flu.
The flu season is unpredictable and the best protection against getting sick with the flu is the flu shot. It's not too late to get one! Project yourself and your loved ones by getting vaccinated. Click here to find a flu shot clinic near you.
Flu Resources from CDC:
Weekly flu surveillance
For Pregnant Women
Visit the new and updated Vaccine Finder Website, a wonderful resource for finding flu shot locations.