FLU VACCINE IN PREGNANCY

Image illustrating the vaccine against influenza A/H1N1.

 

 Influenza (FLU), is a virus that is spread from one person to another through saliva droplets during cough or through touching a flu infected person. Flu presents with symptoms such as headache, increased body temperature (fever), tiredness, body and muscle pain, and cold symptoms such as cough and throat irritation. TEXT MATHABELO PUTSOANE

Why should you get vaccinated if Pregnant?

Pregnancy leads to a change in the immune system of pregnant moms and this can increase their chances of catching flu and developing complications associated with it. The complications can also affect the unborn baby and lead to hospitalization.

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