Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: advice for healthcare professionals

Advice for healthcare professionals about vaccinating pregnant women, to prevent serious illness from flu (influenza).


Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: information for healthcare professionals

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Flu can cause problems for mother and baby, including:

  • maternal intensive care admission
  • preterm labour
  • low birth weight

Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) therefore recommend annual influenza vaccination for all pregnant women.

Published 10 December 2014