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Influenza Vaccine in Pregnancy and Lactation

Authored by Dr. Tali Bogler – Seasonal influenza infection, commonly referred to as “the flu,” is caused by the influenza virus. The influenza virus that causes seasonal flu can change year to year. As a result, the seasonal influenza vaccine is changed most years to protect against strains that will be the most prevalent during the upcoming flu season. This health topic is an expert opinion about the seasonal influenza vaccine (flu shot) during pregnancy and lactation. This health topic is intended for the public and health care providers.