There has been a lot of chatter about flu vaccinations recently. Despite the talk, current research proves flu vaccinations are vital for expectant mothers and their babies. In a comprehensive study by the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 141 vaccines were administered to pregnant women. Results show the vaccine to be extremely beneficial. In fact, the CDC condones a flu shot during any trimester because it is safe for the mother and baby.
“The good news is that we found that the benefits of maternal vaccination for the baby were not affected by prior vaccination in the mothers.
These findings further debunk what junk science has said about getting the flu shot during pregnancy. Some myths have claimed that the flu vaccine is full of harmful toxins that can hurt a developing fetus, that it causes autism, and, in turn, can make you ill with the flu instead of preventing it. But, there is zero evidence out there that the influenza vaccination causes autism or any other type of developmental disorder.
And you can’t catch the flu from the vaccine — if you get sick with the flu after getting the vaccine, it’s because you were already infected with the virus, according to Harvard Medical School.”
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