Reckon I'm 4-5 weeks and considering whether to get the flub jab this week. I work in a school, so am exposed regularly to every pathogen going, but also have never had flu before. I have been reading comments on another board and lots of women there were saying that they'd wait until they were out of the first trimester. Has anyone had it in the first trimester? What were your experiences?
The NHS guidance is to get it at the start of flu season regardless of where you are in pregnancy. I've always had it in 2nd tri for no reason other than all my babies have been late winter babies, so I'm in 2nd tri when the flu jab becomes available in October. But I also have one every year anyway (I'm asthmatic) and I would have gotten it in 1st tri if it had turned out that's where I was when October rolled around. I've never had any adverse effects from it, and certainly flu in early pregnancy would be much more dangerous than getting a jab. The flu is supposed to be especially bad this year.
I work in a school as well and went to get one done ASAP- my midwife centre only were offering them since last week so went off to Boots instead, as with all the lovely germs kids (and other staff!!!) carry around, I thought better safe than sorry. Now may be a good time as apparently a big wave of flu is coming.
I'm almost 5 weeks and had my first doctors appointment this morning. She brought it up and told me they recommend it to all pregnant ladies and I should have it while I was there to get it out of the way.