Why get the vaccine?
The flu jab will protect both you and your baby.
When you are pregnant you have a higher chance of developing complications if you get flu, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy. One of the most common complications of flu is bronchitis, a chest infection that can become serious and develop into pneumonia.
If you have flu while you're pregnant, it could cause complications for your baby.
Is it safe?
Yes, the vaccine doesn’t carry risks for either you or your baby.
When should I have the flu jab?
It is normally available from September until around January or February each year and It is free for pregnant women.
How do I get the flu vaccine?
Contact your midwife or GP to find out where you can get the flu vaccine.