Protection from the Flu Times Two

We all know that certain people are more at risk for infectious diseases than others. Whenever there is a pandemic, the elderly and infants raise the most concern, as their immune systems are the weakest. ... read more »

Flu Vaccination Not Just Safe But Protective During Pregnancy

Their findings, recently published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, proved better than anticipated. The flu vaccine is not just safe for mother and baby, it's actually protective of the baby, too. ... read more »

CDC Reinforces Safety of Flu Vaccine for Pregnant Women

Despite the reports that the flu vaccine is safe and recommended for pregnant women, there has still been some question in the medical and patient community. ... read more »

Flu Vaccine, Explained

It is vitally important that pregnant women get the flu vaccine. Pregnant women comprise one of the risk groups at greater danger for complications and are more likely to get sick. ... read more »

Pregnant? Why You Need the Flu Vaccine

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the optimal time for pregnant women to receive the vaccination is as early in the season as it becomes available. ... read more »

Are Flu Shots Safe During Pregnancy?

Many women ask whether flu shots are safe or not during pregnancy and want to ensure that their baby is not at any risk. ... read more »

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) in Children

Every Fall, doctors suggest children and at-risk adults receive a seasonal flu vaccination. The vaccination can prevent the flu or curb the intensity of a flu infection. ... read more »

Pandemic Flu May Increase Risk of Death During Pregnancy

A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during pregnancy, according to a new study. According to the Centers for Disease Control, of the nearly 350 women who suffered from severe pandemic flu in 2009, 75 died. ... read more »

Spring Conception + Flu = Premature Delivery?

A recent Princeton University study does demonstrate a connectionbetween spring conception and premature delivery. Seems the link is themother's bout with the flu during the latter stages of pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnant With the Flu Not a Good Thing to Do

Pregnancy changes the whole body, bringing on aches, pains, and other discomforts that are usually mild and manageable even though uncomfortable. All that changes when a pregnant woman gets the flu. ... read more »

Flu Vaccination: Why So Many Questions This Year?

This year’s flu vaccination has stirred up many questions about how effective it truly is. ... read more »

Hello, Flu Season!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the vaccine for the 2015-2015 flu season is right on target and should provide better protection this year than last. ... read more »

Flu Vaccine Does Not Increase Miscarriage Risk

Each year as flu season arrives, pregnant women are urged to get a flu vaccination. With tons of media coverage and stories about vaccination risk, pregnant women often question the risks versus rewards. ... read more »

Government Site Suggests Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy

Pregnant women may be more sensitive to the flu virus during pregnancy due to changes in the immune system. According to Flu.gov, pregnant women should seek out the flu shot as soon as it becomes available. ... read more »

Gelatin in Flu Shots Trigger Allergic Reactions

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu shot every year for everyone 6 months old or older. ... read more »

Pregnant Nurse Fired For Refusing Flu Vaccine

Donna Breton is a nurse who just happens to be pregnant during this year's flu season. She's refused to get a flu vaccine and lost her job because of that decision. ... read more »

Text Messaging During Pregnancy Boosts Flu Vaccine Coverage

Text messages increase flu vaccination coverage during pregnancy, according to a new study. ... read more »

Flu (Influenza) Vaccination

While everyone is susceptible to flu infection, young children, the aging population and people with compromised immune systems have the highest risk of infection and death. ... read more »

Flu Vaccine Gives Pregnant Women Surprising Benefit

The flu is associated with fever, nausea and vomiting. Recent studies have linked fever with increased risk of autism, so preventing flu infection is extremely important during pregnancy. ... read more »

Certain Flu Vaccine Protects Kids Against Childhood Leukemia

There’s even evidence that the Hib vaccine reduces a child’s risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the form of cancer most commonly diagnosed in children. ... read more »

The Importance of Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy

A new study suggests as many as 75% of people infected with the flu virus don't experience any symptoms. This extremely high rate of asymptomatic patients makes vaccination important during pregnancy. ... read more »

Flu Vaccine Protects Baby From Much More Than the Flu

The 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic offered unprecedented opportunity to study the effect of flu vaccinations on pregnant women and the babies they carried. Before 2009, less than 18 percent of all pregnant women in the US got flu shots. In 2009, that rate rose to 45 percent. ... read more »

Which Vaccinations are Safe During Pregnancy?

Which vaccinations are safe during pregnancy and which are not? ... read more »

Pregnant Women Need Only One Flu Vaccine This Year

Last year, pregnant women were advised to have a two-shot preventative flu shot series. The first shot was given for seasonal flu and the second for the H1N1 strain of flu. H1N1 did not become a major threat until after the year's supply of seasonal vaccinations were already produced and ready for use. ... read more »

Should Your Baby Have the Flu Shot?

Flu season is right around the corner. With flu season comes the influx of flu vaccination offers. The CDC reports around 20,000 children require hospital care each year from the flu, but how young is too young to get the flu vaccine? ... read more »

Labor and Birth Not Affected by H1N1 Vaccine

The H1N1 vaccine is suggested for all pregnant women. H1N1 is a strain of flu that can be deadly for the unborn fetus and pregnant woman. ... read more »