Flu vaccines during pregnancy protect babies for 6 months after birth

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Evidence shows that getting a flu jab during gestation provides important extortion to young babies, but uptake successful galore countries is inactive concerningly low

Health 14 January 2022

By Alice Klein

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Pregnant women tin walk connected antibodies to their babies

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Babies are two-thirds little apt to get the flu successful their archetypal six months of beingness if their parent had a flu vaccine portion they were pregnant, a ample Australian survey shows.

Influenza tin beryllium peculiarly unsafe to young children due to the fact that their immune systems are inactive developing. In the US, 12 children nether the property of 6 months died of the flu successful the 2019-20 season.

Many countries present urge getting a flu changeable during gestation due to the fact that protective antibodies are passed …

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