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FLU AND

ANTENATAL CARE

The Department of Health recommends that pregnant women are offered the flu vaccine, at any stage of their pregnancy.1,2 A study review concluded that inactivated flu vaccine can be administered during all trimesters of pregnancy, with no increased risk to the mother or the unborn child.1

Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to severe complications of flu.1 There is also evidence that flu during pregnancy may be associated with premature birth and smaller birth size and weight, and that the flu vaccine may reduce this risk.1 Another benefit of antenatal flu immunisation is that it confers passive immunity to newborns during the first few months of life.1

For 2017/18, the Department of Health has set a goal of at least 55% uptake of the flu vaccine in pregnant women, with the ultimate aim of at least 75% uptake.2

References:

1. Immunisation against infectious disease. Green Book. August 2015. Chapter 19. Influenza. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/influenza-the-green-book-chapter-19 Accessed June 2017.
2. Department of Health’s Annual Flu letter 2017/18, 20 March 2017.

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