Is flu shot safe in third trimester?

Answer From Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N. Yes, it’s safe to get a flu shot during pregnancy. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all women who are pregnant during flu season get a flu shot, regardless of their trimester.

Can you have a delayed allergic reaction to flu shot?

Vaccine-associated anaphylaxis is extremely rare, but the most concerning and life-threatening allergic reaction to vaccines. A typical vaccine-associated anaphylaxis has been known to occur within 30 min after immunization, but delayed-onset anaphylaxis could occur at >4 hours after immunization.

What are the side effects of the flu vaccine 2020?

Common side effects from a flu shot include soreness, redness, and/or swelling where the shot was given, headache (low grade), fever, nausea, muscle aches, and fatigue.

What are the risks of getting the flu shot while pregnant?

The prior study examined data from the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 flu seasons and identified an association between flu vaccination early in pregnancy and an increased risk of spontaneous abortion or miscarriage; particularly among women who had received flu vaccine during the previous flu season.

Can the flu shot cause birth defects?

Studies of thousands of people, from around the world, who have received the injected flu shot just before or during pregnancy have found no increased chance for birth defects. Major medical groups recommend that those who are pregnant (whether in their first, second, or third trimester) receive the flu shot.

How long after flu shot can you get pregnant?

After a woman receives it, the CDC recommends waiting four weeks before attempting pregnancy because of theoretical risks to the fetus with live vaccines.

How long after a flu shot can an allergic reaction occur?

These tend to occur within a few minutes or hours after vaccination. Look for signs that are out of the norm, Shimabukuro said, such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the eyelids or lips, a fast heartbeat, or hives. If you think you are having a severe allergic reaction, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention.

What are the signs of an allergic reaction to the flu shot?

Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Hoarseness or wheezing.
  • Swelling around the eyes or lips.
  • Hives.
  • Paleness.
  • Weakness.
  • A fast heart beat or dizziness.

When is it safe for a pregnant woman to get a flu shot?

There is a lot of evidence to show that flu shots can be safely given to women during pregnancy. CDC and ACIP recommend that pregnant women get vaccinated during any trimester of their pregnancy.

What happens if I get the flu while pregnant?

Pregnant women who get the flu are more likely than women who don’t get it to have problems, like preterm labor and premature birth. If you think you have the flu, call your health care provider right away. Quick treatment can help prevent serious flu complications.