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Can I get allergy shots and the flu shot while pregnant?

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Tell your allergist if you are pregnant. Allergy shots are usually not started if a woman is pregnant. But if you are already getting allergy shots, your doctor will probably continue them and monitor you for any problems. The flu vaccine is recommended for pregnant women and people with asthma because they are among groups at high risk for severe flu complications, including death. Pregnant women should only get the flu shot ( not the nasal flu vaccine).

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma, Allergies, and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember." American Lung Association: "Asthma." National Asthma Education and Prevention Program : "Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 22, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma, Allergies, and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember." American Lung Association: "Asthma." National Asthma Education and Prevention Program : "Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 22, 2019

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