Pregnant People Hit Hard By Flu But Many Remain Unvaccinated

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December 09, 2022

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Flu activity is high across the country. CDC also is reporting seven flu-related deaths in children this week for a total of 21 this season. Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications.  
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Pregnant People Hit Hard By Flu But Many Remain Unvaccinated  

Nearly half of women 15-49 yrs hospitalized for flu in FluSurv-NET have been pregnant this season yet flu vaccination coverage among pregnant people is low. Pregnant people are at higher risk of serious flu illness. Flu vaccination during pregnancy helps protect pregnant people from flu during and after pregnancy and helps protect their babies from flu during their first few months after birth.    

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Guest Blog Post by NCIRD Director Dr. José R. Romero  

NCIRD Director Dr. José R. Romero authored a guest blog post for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases during National Influenza Vaccination Week reminding everyone that there’s still time to get a flu vaccine. Flu activity is high, and flu vaccination rates are lagging in some groups of people; therefore, many are unprotected from flu. It’s critical to increase flu vaccination coverage.     

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It's the season for family, but also for #flu. National Influenza Vaccination Week is your reminder that there's still time to get a flu vaccine and #FightFlu. Protect yourself and the ones you love from flu. Get a flu vaccine today. #NIVW2022 #NIVW   


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