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Pregnant? Protect yourself and your baby against flu

Published: Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 16:01

Pregnant women are more likely to develop serious complications as a result of flu compared to women who are not pregnant, so the message from the Public Health Agency (PHA) is to protect yourself and your baby by getting the flu vaccine. Each year the flu vaccine protects against the three most common strains of flu and this year includes swine flu (H1N1), which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women.

Flu is more serious than you think

Published: Thursday, 29 September, 2011 - 14:46

‘Flu is more serious than you think – so get the flu jab now’– that is the message from the Public Health Agency (PHA) as the seasonal flu vaccination programme gets underway for 2011/12. The PHA is urging all those in ‘at risk’ groups, including pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy, to get their flu vaccine early.

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