Reviewed by Kathy Empen on June 22, 2012

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Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP.

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Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP: You can. The flu vaccine is actually recommended for pregnant women. Pregnant women have a higher rate of complications, and they can get very seriously ill, and sometimes even lose the baby if they catch the flu while they're pregnant. So, ask your OB/GYN if you are pregnant for a flu vaccine right away.