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Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ACOG created the below English and Spanish language web graphics, printable materials, and accompanying text to assist ob-gyns and other women’s health care practitioners in communicating the importance of maternal immunization with pregnant women, both outside of the office setting and through in-office education.

Download the full-size web graphics to post and share with patients on your practice website, patient portal, or practice social media pages. Additional detailed supplemental text is also available below, both in English and Spanish, which can be copied and pasted to include alongside the posted web graphics. For direct education with your patients during office visits, ACOG encourages you to use the printable versions, sized for a standard printer.

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Top 3 reasons why pregnant women should get the flu vaccine infographic.

Full Size Web Graphic for Online Posting
8” x 11” Flyer for Printing
11” x 17” Poster for Printing

Protect Your Baby and Yourself: Get the Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy

The flu may sound like no big deal, but it’s especially dangerous for pregnant women and newborns. If you’re pregnant and have the flu, you may have serious health complications and need treatment at a hospital. You also may have complications with your pregnancy, such as preterm labor, premature birth, and birth defects. Babies with the flu can develop pneumonia, dehydration, and brain problems. The flu can lead to death in both pregnant women and babies. The good news: The flu vaccine is a safe way to help keep you and your baby healthy.  When you get the flu vaccine during pregnancy, it helps protect your newborn until his or her first flu vaccine at age six months. The vaccine also is effective at preventing serious flu illness in pregnant women. The flu vaccine is safe for you and your fetus when given at any time during pregnancy. All pregnant women should get the flu vaccine. 

If you have more questions about Flu, talk with your obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) or other health care professional.

References

  1. Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy. Committee Opinion No. 732. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. April 2018.
  2. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Preventing Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations during Pregnancy: A Multi-Country Retrospective Test Negative Design Stud , 2010-2016. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2018.
  3. Influenza Vaccination of Pregnant Women and Protection of Their Infants. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2014.

¿Embarazada? Tres razones principales por las que usted necesita la vacuna contra la gripe infographic.

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8” x 11” Spanish Flyer for Printing
11” x 17” Spanish Poster for Printing

Proteja a su bebé y a usted misma: Vacúnese contra la gripe durante el embarazo

La gripe puede parecer poco importante, pero es especialmente peligrosa para las mujeres embarazadas y los recién nacidos. Si está embarazada y tiene gripe, podría tener graves complicaciones de salud y necesitar tratamiento en un hospital. También podría tener complicaciones con su embarazo, como trabajo de parto prematuro, nacimiento prematuro y defectos del nacimiento. Los bebés con gripe pueden desarrollar neumonía, deshidratación y problemas cerebrales. La gripe puede provocar la muerte tanto en mujeres embarazadas como en bebés.

La buena noticia es la siguiente: La vacuna contra la gripe es una forma segura de ayudar a que usted y su bebé se mantengan saludables. Cuando recibe la vacuna contra la gripe durante el embarazo, ayuda a proteger a su recién nacido hasta su primera vacuna contra la gripe a los 6 meses. La vacuna también es eficaz para prevenir enfermedades graves por la gripe en mujeres embarazadas.

La vacuna contra la gripe es segura para usted y su feto cuando se administra en cualquier momento durante el embarazo. Todas las mujeres embarazadas deben vacunarse contra la gripe.

Si tiene más preguntas sobre la vacuna contra la gripe, hable con su ginecólogo obstetra (ginecoobstetra) u otro profesional de atención médica.

 

Referencias

  1. Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy. Committee Opinion No. 732. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Abril del 2018. Stud , 2010-2016. Clinical Infectious Diseases.
  2. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Preventing Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations during Pregnancy: A Multi-Country Retrospective Test Negative Design Study, 2010-2016. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2018
  3. Influenza Vaccination of Pregnant Women and Protection of Their Infants. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2014

This resource was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number, 6 NU38OT000287-03-03, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.