The Center for Disease Control (CDC), American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cincinnati Health Department recommend that all women who are pregnant during influenza season (December-March) receive the flu vaccine.
Flu Vaccine Facts
- Healthy women in their 2nd or 3rd trimesters of pregnancy have been found to be at higher risk of complications from influenza than nonpregnant women.
- You may obtain the flu vaccine at your primary care physician’s office or your pharmacy. We currently do not offer the vaccine in our office.
- FluMist® (the intranasal influenza vaccine) should not be given to pregnant women.
- Breastfeeding is not a contraindication for any immunization.
- Traditionally, the Health Department and the hospitals in the Tri-State area have restricted all children under the age of 14 from visitation during flu season.