Would you get the flu shot when you find out your pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Flu shot while pregnant
    Yes : (98 votes)
    74 %
    No : (34 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 46
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    Busy bee
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    DoubleD :  the vaccine takes up to two weeks to work. So if people get sick immediately after or within the next two weeks then they presumably were exposed during that interval. They start giving the shot at the start of flu season and lots of people take their time getting it, so there is like plenty of flu circulating. 

    This also may be totally off base, and I don’t mean to imply you meant this, but I also know a ton of people (who I work with in health research, who should know what influenza is) who don’t get the flu shot because they got ANY sickness in the year after the flu shot the one time they got it, so clearly it didn’t work 🙄. Many people think that stomach viruses etc are ‘the flu’. So I think that adds to the overall impression that it doesn’t really work. 

    As far as this question goes, I have and definitely would get it while pregnant. As many people have said, it can’t make you sick and even if it only offers a small chance of protection with basically no risk from something that could really hurt you/your baby. Your immune function is decreased during pregnancy so even if you usually don’t get sick you are more at risk and also at risk for more severe illness. 

    Post # 47
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    mrsnnn3 :  

    This!!! So many people say they had the flu but it wasn’t diagnosed… I wonder how they know it was the flu and not something else that was nasty.

    I had a 103 fever out of no where and urgent care said “well, we suspect the flu but we won’t know unless you get a flu test but we don’t have it right now, have your primary test you on Monday”

    I had to know because it was a crazy busy time for work and I work in healthcare so a flu diagnosis would come with mandatory out of work time and drs notes to come back and what not. It would have been a huge ordeal for coming back to work.

    Post # 48
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    Sugar Beekeeper
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    Sansa85 :  Literally anytime my husband is sick it’s “the flu”. 😂

    Post # 49
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    Bee Keeper
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    slomotion :  

    The man flu strain is the worst.

    Post # 50
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    Buzzing bee
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    mrsnnn3 :  yeah I’ve read all that already and that’s why I mentioned the fact that so many people magically get sick right after getting vaccinated when they had plenty of time to get sick when flu season started. Maybe it’s just a world of coincidence where several people feel this way because they’ve gotten sick, myself included. Haven’t got it since I turned 18. It’s been almost 8 years and myself and many others have been just fine without it. I worked in a hospital as a volunteer and I now work in a correctional facility soo yeah. Good luck to me I guess. I’ve had a lot of illnesses come my way. 

    Post # 51
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
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    Yes. Get it when you’re not pregnant, too.

    You cannot (As in literally impossible) cannot get the flu from the flu shot. You can get sick from the nasal spray, but the spray is not given to pregnant women.

    Post # 52
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    Busy bee

    If it was more effective, I’d consider it, although my body is so sensitive to weird chemicals now that it seems risky to get it. I know too many people who get the shot every year yet still end up with the flu! It’s just not effective enough for me to put those toxins into my body/baby’s body. For me, the pros do not outweigh the cons. There are real risks associated with vaccines, and they’ll need to yield better results if I’m going to take my chances with them.

    Post # 53
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    Blushing bee

    A year ago my answer would have been no. Now, after serious complications of the flu last year resulting in me being in hospital on two occasions, definitely. If I’d been pregnant, I would have lost that baby. 

    Post # 54
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    macpartyoftwo :  OK good to know they always have them. I got mine this year before i found out about the allergy and it happened to be the correct brand!

    Post # 55
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    Sansa85 :  Good to hear! Im new to this allergy. 

    Yes i heard thay even if it’s only ten percent it still helps you have a less severe flu if you do get it. 

    Post # 56
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    greeneyedbee :  

    there are more toxins in the food that you eat than in the vaccines.

    Post # 57
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    greeneyedbee :  

    also, the eradication of polio from the polio vaccine is a pretty damn good result.

    Post # 58
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    Helper bee
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    I didn’t think twice – I got it at the the first OB appointment after it was available. I got knocked out last week by a common cold at 33 weeks; I can’t imagine how awful and dangerous  the flu would be while pregnant. Any little bit helps. 

    Post # 59
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    Sugar bee
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    I would but it also won’t be an option for me as it’ll be required in the field I’ll work in once completing my studies.

    Post # 60
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I haven’t had the flu shot since I was a kid, and I’m currently pregnant now and haven’t had it. I considered it, but as the months ticked on I just decided not to. It seems like every person I know who gets the flu shot still ends up with the flu.

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