Protect against flu with a jab
DOCTOR CALLING: By Dr Kevin Hill
Keeping fit and healthy in pregnancy is important for your baby’s growth and development. The immune system is naturally lower during pregnancy, so if you were to catch the flu it could become serious very quickly. Therefore, X Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging all pregnant women to get a free flu vaccination this winter.
Flu can cause many complications during pregnancy, particularly in the later stages, such as premature births or low birth weights. In some cases it can lead to stillbirth or death in the first week of life.
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