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CDC: Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Shot

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A couple of major organizations have gotten together to make a big recommendation. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued a statement urging pregnant women to get their flu vaccinations.

This is the time to think about it as we approach the fall.

There is no doubt that the vaccination lowers the risk of hospital admissions and death for pregnant women. It helps babies as well by protecting their newborns and infants against influenza.

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