Pregnant women are offered the flu vaccination which they can have at any time during their pregnancy right up to the time of delivery. This is because while you are pregnant your immune system changes so it is important to protect your developing baby as your can be more suscepitible to flu. There are no known problems from giving the vaccination to women who are pregnant.
We also recommend that you are vaccinated against whooping cough when you are between 28-38 weeks pregnant to help protect your baby against whooping cough in his or hers first few weeks of life as there has been a sharp rise in the number of whooping cough cases in the UK.
The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.
Before you are pregnant
Your pregnancy and labour
You and your baby
General pregnancy topics