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I’m pregnant but should I get the flu vaccine?

I’m pregnant and have heard bad things about getting the flow vaccine when pregnant.

Just wondering others thoughts on this?

Thanks for any input.

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  1. Kelly Smith Kelly Smith says:

    i didnt as i never have i’ve seen ppl get sick from it n others ok from it

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  2. Get ready for nasty comments. Lol.
    Our family gets them every year. I did when I was pregnant as well. People don’t know your medical history or those that you spend a lot of time around. So don’t let others scare you.

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  3. Bset to ask your OBGYN their opinion

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  4. I would get it.

    I was pregnant with my eldest during the H1N1 outbreak. Vaccine is better than the flu imo

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    • Terri Bee Terri Bee says:

      I was also pregnant during H1N1… about 5 months and that was scary, the vaccine was definitely better than the flu

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    • Amanda Jones Amanda Jones says:

      You know that the flu vaccine doesn’t even have the proper flu virus in it? The flu is a virus that is constantly changing.. when you get a flu shot, your getting an old virus. Which does not protect you against the new virus.. it’s a waste of time.

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    • Pretty sure I’ll take the advice of healthcare professionals over internet randoms.

      Of course the virus mutates – people study the viruses and patterns in an attempt to determine what the most likely – and most dangerous – strains may be of any given year.

      Given that I haven’t had the flu in almost 10 years, (actual influenza, not a stomach bug), I’ll keep getting my flu shot, and so will my family (Y)

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    • Jenn LaValley I’ve never had the flu in my life and have never once received a flu shot. I believe everyone has a choice but thinking the shot is what kept you protected is silly.

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    • OBVIOUSLY, proper nutrition, good hygiene, immunoresponse, and any number of things come into play – but to completely dismiss volumes and volumes of data is foolhardy. But don’t worry, you do you.

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    • Ken Gowler Ken Gowler says:

      Melissa L. Colbourne, it’s just possible that luck in the form of non exposure could have played a role.

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    • Ken Gowler although I agree I work in healthcare and am exposed quite often to the flu. Although I could be a carrier, I wouldn’t get the shot based on the research I have none and from the effects I’ve seen it cause. I’m a believer in choice. If you want it, get it, if not don’t. That’s my motto.

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    • Ken Gowler Ken Gowler says:

      All the other heath care professionals in my life are very careful about keeping all there shots up to date. Yes, flu is optional in the absence of an epidemic.

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    • Amanda Jones Amanda Jones says:

      I know many healthcare proffesionals , including many pharmacy techs who refuse to get the flu shot, or vaccinate their children. Should make you wonder why they don’t.

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    • Amanda Jones a hospital I previously worked at posted the statistics and only something like 15% of doctors recieved the shot and 40% of nurses < In that particular hospital.

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  5. I didn’t and didn’t get sick. I never take it.

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  6. I think asking a doctor and going on your own opinion would be best. If you’re not comfortable with it then don’t get it.

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  7. well do your research get it if you want but my family and i will never get it!!!!!

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  8. I would advise not to get the flu vaccine. Ever.

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  9. Denean Neena Denean Neena says:

    Sure Get it and get sick

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    • You don’t get sick from the vaccine. You have an immuno-response. A slight fever, and mild pain where the injection occurred. If you get sick you were probably already infected. If you get sick after getting the vaccine you are most likely infected by a strain not covered by the vaccine.

      If you dont know how vaccines work you probably shouldn’t voice an opinion on them.

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  10. Current opinion of actual medical professionals is that pregnant women are in the high risk category and should be immunized. So, yes.

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  11. If you trust your doctor to guide you through the medical issues of your pregnancy, perhaps you can trust them on their opinion on a flu vaccine.

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  12. I think it’s best to seek a medical professionals opinion. If a doctor or nurse gives you an opinion you don’t like, you can always get a second or third opinion.

    In my personal opinion I think it’s wise to get the immunization, but again, that’s a personal opinion.

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    • I’d also like to add there are numerous places to get an opinion. You could call Health Link (811), or go to any walk in clinic, pharmacy, your family physician, or OB/GYN. If none of them are able to provide you with a satisfactory opinion there are numerous walk in/ medicentre clinics located all around the city.

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  13. Only if your susceptible to the flu. There is no research that the flu vaccine prevents the flu %100 though, but its your body, your choice :).

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  14. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    call your doctor .. don’t be asking us .. we don’t know ..

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  15. My friend got the flu shot while pregnant and ended up paralyzed. Risks with everything in life though. Personally I wouldn’t but it’s no one’s decision but yours. As someone in healthcare I personally have never received one and never would.

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  16. Joanne Hall Joanne Hall says:

    Yes. Pregnant woman are in the higher risk group for Influenza and are recommended to receive the vaccine.

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  17. I’ve never got the flu vaccine in my life and I have gotten the flu once. Not needed I say.

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    • Ken Gowler Ken Gowler says:

      Now there is good solid anecdotal advice. Completely meaningless though. Somewhere between 5 and 20% of the population gets flu every year. If you do get it you will be sick for about 2 weeks. You will be bed ridden for about 5 of those days.

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  18. Speak with your doctor as they would be the best person to know your and your family’s medical history. I personally didn’t get it when I was pregnant nor do I get it now but that’s my personal choice

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  19. Vaccines that increase flow? There is truly a pill or vaccine for everything these days 😛

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  20. I get it, and so do my clan of children every year. I’ve gotten it while pregnant because it’s not worth the risk of flu complications.

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  21. Shawna Perez Shawna Perez says:

    For the love of your unborn child, DO NOT GET VACCINES WHILE PREGNANT!!! YOU and your UNBORN BABY are the test subjects in this experiment as drug companies often do not use pregnant women in their test groups for liability reasons. Don’t be foolish! Think critically about you and your baby because everything you have in your body or put into your body during gestation and everything you feed your baby after it’s born falls under your direct responsibility!!! Health Canada is a FOR PROFIT BUSINESS and the more people vaccinated means more money is going around. Health Canada is NOT ON YOUR SIDE!!! There is a reason why Canada, the prairie provinces specifically, is the cancer and MS hotbed of the world! Health Canada knows how toxic Monsanto’s glyphosphates are to our bodies and yet it allowed to be sprayed like water on our crops. Canada is also the ONLY country in the world where the dosing of Vitamin D has been restricted to 1/7 of what the clinical studies say we need for our latitude! Why is that? All of our money making illness are either caused by the lack of, or are healed by taking, proper doses of Vit D. We are all sick because of it and the sheeple of Canada refuse to believe our govt is working to keep us sick!!!

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  22. I get it every year. Got it last year when I was pregnant.

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  23. Lyn Hessels Lyn Hessels says:

    There are risks and benefits to everything in life. What you eat, what you breathe and your lifestyle can be debated forever with no certainty when all is said and done. The value you place on the pros or cons of any decision or opinion regarding your health and the health of your family is entirely up to you.. only you can weigh the value of your choices based on your best information and how highly you value the opinions/research you read.
    Do some research, talk to your Doctor and make your own decision.

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  24. Brian Booth Brian Booth says:

    The Flu vaccine is not a live vaccine so there is low risk when getting it

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  25. Pregnant women, infants and elderly are actually recommended to have the flu vaccine

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  26. I was pregnant and got H1N1. I didn’t have the flu shot. I also had another child after that, I never got the flu shot then either. I believe in vaccinations, flu shots – no. It will not even protect you for the strains expected for this season.

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  27. Jayn Edmonds Jayn Edmonds says:

    After all the damage government/politicians have done and continue to do to food, water, Earth, people, etc, with the help of private corporations and lobbying payouts, people still hold on to the hope that one day they’re going to deliver something good? Keep waiting for your doggy treats then! :/

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  28. Emma Kolskog Emma Kolskog says:

    Reduces risk of stillbirth by up to 50% in the results of a large study.

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  29. Alexis Musik Alexis Musik says:

    I wouldn’t get it!

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  30. Cindy Dato Cindy Dato says:

    If u only knew how much junk is in a flu shot. Most of us nurses would never put that shit in our bodies let alone pregnant.

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  31. Mike Will Mike Will says:

    I work in health care research. And I not limited to what I can say. (I have to say that cause the facebook vaccine police always send emails to my boss when I speak up. I am not on a gag order like nurses are.)
    I can tell you this – there is a rise in micro-cephalic and cerebral edema in the babies of vaccinated mothers.
    Talk to your doctor and they will inform you of the risks.

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  32. Carol Maser Carol Maser says:

    Not when You’re pregnant or ask your Dr.

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  33. Cindy Dato Cindy Dato says:

    Hi Mike Will, I work at the U of A Hospital. There is so much shit in a flu vaccine, I would never put that junk in my body. I never heard if the Facebook vaccine police, let alone sending emails to the boss?? There is a few of us nurses that tell it like it is. Please explain about the gag order??

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  34. Bill Bignell Bill Bignell says:

    Thoughts? Ask someone who got their MD from an actual medical school – not from Google.

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  35. If you feel the need to get it, which I don’t recommend as it has never been tested during pregnancy and says on the insert it’s not tested during pregnancy, please request the mercury free single dose vial. The flu shot is one of the only shots that still has mercury in it. This can seriously harm the baby. Think about how your not supposed to eat fish during pregnancy now inject that mercury instead…

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  36. I have never and will never get it. Never had the flu once. In fact I’ve never had an immunizations of any kind. in my 60’s and haven’t had a sick day from work in over 10 years. I think all this immunization is a bunch of crap and likely has brought on all these lactose, glutten and nut intolerance that everyone seems to have these days. The younger people are way more sickly than I’ve ever been in my entire life.

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  37. I would ask your doctor.

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  38. Is your decision…I never got it when pregnant or now…I have 4 kids and they never had flu shots..I do make sure they get there everyday doses of vitamin C in fruits and let there body naturally fight any flue/cold symptoms….talk to your doctor and make your own decision.

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  39. Masu Sand Masu Sand says:

    Vaccines nowadays are all experimental. Dont be a victim.

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  40. No. Its 9 months. You shouldnt get yourself sick

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  41. Do you always get it. Think its jst a good time skip this one

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  42. Your child will build his or her own immunity being exposed to enough around other children nd getting in to wht evr

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  43. Denny Davis Denny Davis says:

    ps the flu shots can be harsh to u

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