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
There is no danger in being around pregnant women after the flu shot or the nasal vaccine.
The flu shot contains inactivated virus, not live virus. This should not cause any flu symptoms and is not going to make you contagious.
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.
Talk to your doctor if you are concerned or have more questions.