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Vaccinate against flu — Protect your baby too fact sheet

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Publication date: 
May 2017
Last updated: 
1 August 2018
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

Vaccinate against flu Protect your baby too. What expectant mothers need to know.

This fact sheet provides key messages about the benefits and safety of flu vaccination during pregnancy including the following topics:

  • Influenza is a serious disease, particularly for mums and babies.
  • Influenza vaccination protects your baby.
  • Protection for pregnant women can be improved.
  • Influenza vaccines are safe in pregnancy.
  • Influenza vaccination is recommended as part of standard antenatal care.

Further reading and references are included.