Flu Jab Early Pregnancy

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LauraT94 Thu 10-Dec-20 21:31:55


I'm 4+3 and would like to get my flu Jab sooner rather than later for obvious reasons.

I'm still waiting for my midwife to call after self referring. So I haven't had any 'official' tests. Just a bucket load of BFPs on home tests 😂

Can I ask for a flu Jab immediately without having had any official confirmation that I'm pregnant? Scared to ask as the receptionists at my GP aren't the friendliest bunch...

Thanks in advance!

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SingingWaffleDoggy Thu 10-Dec-20 21:39:39

I had mine at my 12 week scan but I don’t know if that’s just how my local hospital do it. The midwife will know what the local policy is

Jurassiclover Thu 10-Dec-20 21:41:56

I've just had mine today, I didnt have any 'official' tests or any thing, I just rang my gp, said I was pregnant and asked for a flu jab! They booked me in for the next day, I'm only approx 5 weeks

swiftt Thu 10-Dec-20 21:42:33

I had mine before I found out I was pregnant, must have been about 3-4 weeks! It was fine.

ShalomToYouJackie Thu 10-Dec-20 22:00:14

Won't hurt to phone up and ask. I doubt they'd ask for proof but if they do you can wait a few weeks until you've had your booking appointment and got your notes etc and it's on their system and then book

MotherPiglet Thu 10-Dec-20 22:25:06

Just ring the doctors and ask for the flu jab as your pregnant. They wont even look. Congratulations

LauraT94 Thu 10-Dec-20 22:25:22

Thank you all! I have to phone GP tomorrow to chat about changing a prescription so I will be brave and ask about the flu Jab too 😂

And special thanks to @SingingWaffleDoggy as I now have that wretched theme tune stuck back in my head 😩😩😩😂

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Vogue1992 Thu 10-Dec-20 23:59:30

Hi, I contacted my GP explained I was pregnant and they booked me in for it right away. I did have my booking appointment with my Midwife via telephone at around 6 weeks but GP took my word for it, they didn’t ask any invasive questions so I’m sure you’ll be fine xx

ivfbeenbusy Fri 11-Dec-20 05:55:02

My midwife said you have to be minimum of 16 weeks otherwise it's pretty pointless and ineffective

TheDaydreamBelievers Fri 11-Dec-20 06:20:17

@ivfbeenbusy that's weird! My hospital does it routine at 12 week scan. Are you sure she didnt mean whooping cough vaccine? You have to be 16 weeks + for that one to protect the baby, whereas the flu vaccine is just for you

Nat4392 Fri 11-Dec-20 07:50:59

I had mine at a pharmacy at 7 weeks. They didn’t ask for proof or anything (not that I had proof at that stage!)

ShalomToYouJackie Fri 11-Dec-20 09:23:53

@ivfbeenbusy your midwife is wrong, are you sure she wasn't talking about whooping cough?

The NHS website says:

Pregnant women are at risk of severe illness from flu at any stage of pregnancy, so you need to have the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

The best time to get vaccinated against whooping cough is from 16 weeks up to 32 weeks of pregnancy.

LauraT94 Fri 11-Dec-20 10:05:13

Thanks again all.

Everything I've read says it's perfectly safe to have flu Jab at any stage of pregnancy. And I can't imagine anything in pregnancy would prevent it from being effective 🤔

I was brave and called the GP this morning! Receptionist asked me how many weeks I was (4+4 today, 5 on Monday) and that was about as invasive as the questioning got!

Booked in for my Jab on Wednesday ❤️

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