Reducing your chances of high fever, rapid weight loss, dehydration, vomiting, &tc that won't be good for you, your chances of getting pregnant, or your unborn child.
Ask your physician about the DTaP vaccine as well if you haven't had one in a while.
There are some vaccines they won't give pregnant women, but flu and DTaP are safe.
After she delivers, but they won't give you one because you aren't a patient. You should get one. It is making a comeback and is very dangerous to infants.
And both BI and ndalberta are wrong.
because it is based upon "last years" flu which is not the same as this years.
Your doctor needs to read the literature and get up to speed on the flu shot.
into my ED and ended up on a heart-lung bypass machine in the last few weeks d/t Influenza B.
They (WHO, CDC and FDA) evaluate the upcoming year's vaccine based on the flu strains they believe will be active that (next) year. They don't just recommend that the vaccine should contain strains that were active the previous year.
They aren't magicians, of course, and sometimes a strain that they didn't predict will start spreading and people get it. That's how viruses work. Some protection is better than none, however.
there is no vaccine for the flu type that is rampaging across the country. I was told that a flu shot would protect me from nothing.
of the three included in this year's flu shot. I would recommend the flu shot, especially after seeing a young pregnant woman almost die, recently, from this disease.