CDC Study Shows Flu Vaccination during Pregnancy Decreases Flu Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits in Infants after Birth

Published: 01/16/2024

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A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows that infants younger than 6 months born to individuals that were vaccinated during pregnancy were protected from flu-related emergency department visits and hospitalization. Infants in this age group are at higher risk of being hospitalized compared to other children and cannot get a flu shot until after they turn 6 months.

According to the CDC, this study highlights the importance of vaccination during pregnancy. The CDC urge

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