Pregnant? Top 3 Reasons Why You Need the Flu Vaccine
Pregnant? Top 3 Reasons Why You Need The Flu Vaccine (Text Version)
[Photo of smiling pregnant woman with a bandage from a vaccine on her shoulder.]
- The flu is a serious illness that can be much more severe during pregnancy. It can be life-threatening for newborns and pregnant women.
- Getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy helps protect your newborn from the flu until the baby is old enough for his or her own vaccine.
- The flu vaccine is safe for both you and your fetus. You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine.
Get the flu vaccine during every pregnancy, as soon as the vaccine is available. You can get the flu vaccine during any trimester.
Learn more at immunizationforwomen.org.