Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Study: Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby

According to new research, if a flu shot is given to a woman during her pregnancy, it can help shield her newborn against the potentially deadly virus.

The study, conducted in Bangladesh, bolsters longstanding U.S. recommendations that pregnant women get vaccinated against influenza -- especially since it is also recommended that infants under 6 months of age not receive the shot.

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