Protect you and your baby from Flu this winter
Pregnant women across the country are urged to get their free flu
vaccine in time for the winter
You would do anything to protect your unborn baby, wouldn't you?
But despite the risks, many pregnant women choose not to have the
flu vaccine; in the 2011/12 flu season only 27.4% of pregnant women
in England had the jab.
Pregnant women with some types of flu are four times more likely
to develop serious illness, and four to five times more likely to
be admitted to hospital than the general population. It is
especially important for these women to get the
Getting vaccinated against flu is the best way to protect yourself
and your baby from the virus, and make sure you stay flu safe all
winter. If you're pregnant the flu jab is quick, safe and
completely free - just ask your midwife or GP and make an
appointment. It is safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage
of pregnancy from conception onwards. The vaccine does not carry
risks for the mother or baby and it can also protect your baby for
the first few months after birth.
NHS North of England media team, telephone 07824
463578 or e-mail Sophia.firstname.lastname@example.org