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875512 tn?1245524526

HAS ANYONE TAKEN THE SWIN FLU VACCINE WHILE PREGNANT?

.....AND IF SO, DID YOU GET SICK FROM IT?  MY OB/GYN JUST TOLD ME YESTERDAY I SHOULD THINK ABOUT GETTING BOTH THE FLU AND SWINE FLU SHOT, AND I AM A LITTLE APPREHENSIVE ABOUT TAKING THEM.  A LONG TIME AGO WHEN I GOT A FLU SHOT, I BECAME SICK AND CAUGHT BROCHITIS AND NEVER GOT ONE SINCE SO I'M WORRIED.  WHAT SHOULD I DO????  THANKS!
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478429 tn?1265244387
The H1N1 vaccine is not available yet, and I don't think it's even FDA approved yet. I got the flu shot when I was p/g with DS and I will probably get one this pregnancy also. I am iffy about the H1N1 vaccine. I posted a poll on here not to long ago about it and I'm sure you could do a search for it. But for me, I think it's too new of a vaccine especially for p/g woman to recieve it. I don't know though. I'm going to talk to my OB about it at my next appt.
875512 tn?1245524526
Thanks.  I'm going to look into it.  I didnt know it wasn't on the market yet....so I'm gonna totally forget about it, especially if it hasn't been FDA approved, maybe I'll lean more towards the regular flu shot.  My OB was making it seem like it was out already.  Shows how much he knows.
1029233 tn?1263966032
My OB told me the H1N1 vaccine would be ready Mid to late October. He told me I would need the regular flu shot and the H1N1 vaccine also. I am kind of nervous about both shots because I have never had a flu vaccination of any kind. I'm not 100% sure but I did read where they were doing some clinical trials in pregnant women so maybe you can look into that. Personally, I think the benefit of a flu vaccine outweighs the risk of the flu if you catch it while pregnant. But you never know some women get the flu while pregnant and it's not to bad on them. My luck I would be one of the ones that has major complications from it.
408496 tn?1269603350
I get the flu shot every year - even when I was pregnant last time and I will get it again this year - I am a teacher and haven't had the flu since I have been getting the flu shot

The H1N1 vaccine is another story - I am iffy on it too, so probably not - but we will see once more info comes out about it.
875512 tn?1245524526
Thanks ladies for your input.  I have alot to think of.
354219 tn?1259981842
I got the flu shot for the first time last year while pregnant. It was a great decision i did not get sick while pregnant. The year before was sick a lot....
965641 tn?1274534320
ive never gotten the flu shot nor have i ever had the flu
but my OB is also trying to convince me into getting the H1N1 along with the flu shot
i dont know if i should get them
so looks like alot of us are stuck
im thinking about going ahead with the flu shot but the H1N1 is too new for me
you never know
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