I'm Pregnant. Should I Get a Flu Shot?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.influenza, flu, pregnant, pregnancy and flu, expecting a baby, flu shot, is the flu shot safe? is the swine flu shot safe? is the h1n1 flu shot safe? is the flu shot safe for pregnant women, pregnancy and flu vaccine, is the flu vaccine safe for pregnant women? is the swine flu vaccine safe if you are pregnant? h1n109/21/200909/21/202009/21/2020Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD09/18/2020c23ab330-7e8f-43ac-81a2-facbf56bcdffhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/flu-pregnant.html/<p><em>I just found out that I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Do I need to get the flu vaccine or will it affect my pregnancy?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Eliza*</em></p> <p>Health experts recommend the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/flu-shot.html/">flu vaccine</a> for all women who:</p> <ul> <li>are pregnant</li> <li>are thinking about getting pregnant</li> <li>have recently given birth</li> <li>are breastfeeding during flu season</li> </ul> <p>Pregnancy leads to changes in a woman's body. The <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/immune.html/">immune system</a> becomes a bit weaker. That makes it easier for pregnant women to catch any bug that's going around. And changes in how the heart and lungs work during pregnancy make it more likely that the flu will turn into a more serious problem, like <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/pneumonia.html/">pneumonia</a>.</p> <p>Studies have shown that the flu shot is safe during pregnancy. The flu vaccine also is available as a nasal spray, but it's <strong>not recommended</strong> for pregnant women.</p> <p>If you get flu-like symptoms before or after you've been vaccinated, call your doctor right away. Pregnant women who catch the flu may need to take antiviral medicine to lower the chances of developing other health problems.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>Estoy embarazada. ┬┐Debo darme la vacuna antigripal?Averigua lo que opinan los expertos sobre la vacuna antigripal durante el embarazo.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/flu-pregnant-esp.html/9422d244-5372-4704-8a97-1dfa635096fd
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