Having flu while you’re pregnant can affect you more because your immune system is weakened. Flu can sometimes cause serious problems, including:

  • early labour
  • low birth weight
  • stillbirth

The flu jab will help protect both you and your baby.

Your flu vaccine will be given between October and March, this will be given by your midwife at your early booking appointment.

 

There is good evidence that pregnant women have a higher chance of developing complications if they get flu, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy.

https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/flu-jab-vaccine-pregnant.aspx

NHS Scotlands advice about having the flu jag in pregnancy

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