Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flu Shot and Pregnancy

There is no doubt that, the H1N1 vaccine is very important for who are women pregnant. It helps protect them against the illness and the dramatic effects. For some reason, pregnant women are more susceptible to have problems. But in addition to that, pregnant women are recommended to have the seasonal influenza vaccine as well. Well, according to a new report out of Yale, the seasonal influenza vaccine not only helps the mother but it can have a dramatic effect for the unborn baby. In fact, researchers followed 157 infants who were hospitalized because of the flu; only four percent had mothers who were vaccinated while they were pregnant, compared to 17% of the control population. What that means is it dramatically cuts down the number of hospitalizations if you’ve had the influenza vaccine while pregnant

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