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What Your Health Care Provider May Not Tell You about the Flu Vaccine

Last week several well-respected, prestigious organizations released a joint statement urging health care providers to advise their pregnant and postpartum patients to take the 2010 seasonal flu vaccine. These organizations employ brilliant researchers, educators, clinicians, and public health experts. Their unified voice is hard to ignore. Continue reading

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To Take or Not to Take the Flu Vaccine during Pregnancy

Every year, flu season comes, and every year, I turn down the flu vaccine. But now that I’m pregnant, I see advisories out from every sort of women’s health care association and federal government agency for pregnant women to get a flu shot. Continue reading

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