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Why or why not did you get the swine flu vaccine?

Im 30 weeks pregnant. My Doc recommended it, but im on the fence. I'd like to hear why you chose to get it or not. :D

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:34 PM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Health

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  • i dont know what to do about this vaccine. my son is 5 months old & im in college & im so afraid im going to get swine flu and give it to him, but its so confusing about this vaccine. half the people say not to get it, the other half say to get it, and you dont know whos telling the truth. someone posted on here the other day that they work at a hospital and a girl who got the mist just had brain surgery and shit because the mist made her brain swell and shit, but i dont know if thats true or not yano? you must be freaking out though, pregnant women are dying from this shit. i would definatly get the regular flu shot though, i got that while i was pregnant. so i dont know. GL to you

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 11:13 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • From the vaccine package insert:

    8.1 Pregnancy Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or AFLURIA. It is also not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

    8.3 Nursing Mothers Neither Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine nor AFLURIA has been evaluated in nursing mothers. It is not known whether Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or AFLURIA is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is administered to a nursing woman.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • All flue vaccinations are category C because there isn't time to do long-term studies on people before they get changed for the next season....and all category C's have that same description.

    The point of a pregnant woman taking anything class C is that the potential risks of not taking it are considered worse than the potential risks of taking it.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:34 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

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