Pregnant Woman, Baby Both Protected By One Flu Shot

September 18, 2008

According to a new study, pregnant woman and their babies can both be protected by having the pregnant women receive a flu shot..Washington (ChattahBox) – According to a new study, pregnant woman and their babies can both be protected by having the pregnant women receive a flu shot.

When a baby is in the first 6 months of his or her life, it is not recommended that they get a flu shot usually.

This puts the baby at risk of developing diseases, making the baby very vulnerable.

New research carried out in Bangladesh has found a way around that issue.

Researchers carried out the study on 340 pregnant women in Bangladesh, with each getting a flu shot.

The flu shot was found to protect the pregnant mother from disease, and also protect the infant in the first 6 months of his or her life.

The flu shot reduced the risk for the baby to develop a respiratory illness by 63%.

The risk of overall illness was also reduced by 29%.

The study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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