I appear to have the option of this 1 month before "launch date", is it worth having?
I'm not quite sure what you mean but if I'm offered a flu jab I always take it.
Thanks Isis - as its so close to baby's birth, I'm wondering if it is worth having - do you normally have any side effects?
I'm having mine I've had before sometimes I feel a litle bit like I'm getting a cold but it never arrives if you know what I mean? And of course arm ache! lol but nothing awful!
Thanks RosyLee - also just read NHS guideline which states no risk at all to baby...."no risk" scares the scientist in me - but I guess they mean very low )
Yes I guess nothing is 100% but rather have a jab than full on flu especially being heavily pregnant with only paracetamol to take! lol
I have it every year and had it last year when I was only about 6weeks pregnant. I do it to protect my patients more than me as I work in elderly care and with other vulnerable patient groups x
RosyLee/Daisy you have me convinced! These were the 2 main things going on in my head - well read! Thanks x
I'd much rather have the injection rather than have flu or put my newborn at risk of flu or any vulnerable people I know, it's easier just to have the injection. I don't think I even had a sore arm last time
Never had any side effects, did have a sore arm but that's deffo better than flu. Given their usual caution I don't think the nhs would be offering it to you if they thought there was any risk.
It will protect the baby once born for those first few weeks too, so def worth doing IMO. X