After getting a flu shot, is there a period of time that I should NOT be around expectant mothers or newborn children?
Hansa D. Bhargava, MD
The flu shot contains inactivated virus, not live virus. This should not cause any flu symptoms and is not going to make you contagious. So you can certainly be around pregnant women or newborns.
The nasal flu vaccine contains weak live virus but is considered safe for healthy people that are not pregnant, between the ages of 2-49.
Hope this is helpful. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned or have more questions.