Is it safe for pregnant women to receive the flu shot?

CREATED Jan. 17, 2013

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Should pregnant women should get a flu shot? A new study says yes. Doctors say it's more dangerous not get vaccinated.

"By getting the influenza vaccine mothers are not only protecting themselves but protecting the baby too," Dr. Monica Ghitan said.

Pregnant women have five times the risk of getting serious complications from the flu than women who are not pregnant.