Ok so I thought I would look after myself and go get the combined flu jab- stupidly I did it without researching first ( I just kinda paniced and went the same day as I booked it). Now Ive just read on the MN facebook page it can be really dangerous in pregnancy to get this vaccine esp in the 3rd trimester ( im 29 weeks)..... I know I should have done my research but i stupidly thought that as pregnant women are being advised to get it then it should be safe...I feel like an idiot and am terrified I may have put my unborn baby at risk! I havent had any side effects and its been nearly a week can anyone give me some reasurance or some advice please am desparete x
I am 36+4 and had the jab yesterday. After having swine flu 18 months ago, and suffering complications for 8 full months afterwards, the thought of getting flu whilst being this heavily pg was enough for me. When I got SF, I had 5 chest infections one after the other, then in February this year, I ended up in hospital, on oxygen, as I almost did of pneumonia. The side effects from getting any sort of flu whilst being pg would be much worse IMO/IME than getting the jab.
You can't believe everything you read on Facebook! People spout all sorts of nonsense there and some people are very anti-vaccines. I reasoned that I haven't heard (personally or in the media) of anyone who has had a serious reaction to the vaccine but have heard of lots of people who are or have been very ill after getting flu. I am meeting some of these people on a daily basis at work. If you do some more research using evidence-based medical websites rather than facebook, you will hopefully be reassured that you have nothing to worry about.
Facebook is full of idiots, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and had mine done last week as well <waves to wigglesrock> . With all the news about the death toll going up and pregnant women being particularly at risk I am bloody relieved to have had it done.