Inactivated virus vaccine.
Studies of influenza immunization of more than 2,000
pregnant women have demonstrated no adverse fetal effects associated with influenza
vaccine. Pregnancy and lactation are not contraindications . The vaccine is recommended
by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists " ...in the second and
third trimester during the flu season, and women at high risk for pulmonary complications regardless of
BREAST FEEDING: Compatible [3,4].
1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevention and Control of Influenza: Recommendations
of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 47 (No. RR-6): 6, 1998.
2. ACOG Committee Opinion. Immunization during pregnancy.Obstet Gynecol. 2003 ;101:207-12.MEDLINE
3.Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. General Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 43 (No.
RR-1): 20-21, 1994.
Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication.
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