Are you getting a flu shot in your first trimester?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Not in my first but as soon as it becomes available here, I’ll have one. I already spent 3 weeks of my first trimester with bad cold and I’d hate to think what flu could do to me. 

I’ll likely already be in my 3rd trimester when it’s winter here. 

Post # 47
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My ob told me that I could get it now (first trimester) but it’s probably just as easy/safe to wait until 2nd/3rd as we’re just coming into summer here and flu season is essentially over for another 6-7 months. I would trust the science and a doctor’s advice over conspiracy theories every day. 

Post # 48
1126 posts
Bumble bee

I get an annual flu shot anyway due to having asthma. I’d actually booked in for my flu shot/asthmatic check appointment months before becoming pregnant. I found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks before the apt and told the nurse while I was there. I didn’t know if she would still do the flu shot but she said it was fine and went ahead.
So yes I did (at 5 weeks).

Post # 49
9485 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think I was technically in my second (just how the timing with the release of this season’s vaccine worked out) but I definitely would’ve gotten it during the first if that’s how the cookie crumbled. As with PPs, my OB gave me the preservative free one.

Post # 51
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Nope. I’ve gotten one flu shot my entire life and it was last winter. Just asked my mom the other day and she said I never, ever once got one as a kid. 

Post # 52
2309 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yes. The clinic recommended that all patients get it so I did.

Post # 53
7306 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m 20w and have not had a single person at my OB office bring it up or ask me if I was going to get it.

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