Seasonal flu jab

I am pregnant. Do I need a flu vaccination this year?

Yes. All pregnant women should have the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their babies. The flu vaccine can be given safely at any stage of the pregnancy, from conception onwards.
Pregnant women benefit from the flu vaccine because it:
  • Reduces their risk of serious complications such as pneumonia, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy
  • Reduces the risk of miscarriage or having a baby born too soon or with a low birth weight, because of flu
  • Will help protect their baby who will continue to have some immunity to flu during the first few months of its life