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FLU SEASON IS UPON US!

2017-18 Influenza Consent - Pregnancy

Why does being pregnant put me at higher risk for getting the flu?  

  • Changes to a pregnant woman’s immune system can make her more sensitive to the flu.
  • You should get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available in your area.
  • The flu shot is the only flu vaccine approved for pregnant women.
  • You should not get the nasal spray. 
  • If you get the flu shot during your pregnancy it will provide some protection to your baby after he or she is born.
  • Once the baby is born, breastfeeding will help your baby stay healthy, especially during flu season.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms, contact your health care provider as soon as possible.

Following contents and this Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OEKRXhupFM was extracted of Flu.Gov webpage on 9.25.2015.

Vaccination is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call (847) 466-7260. 
 
Please click following link named after its content and download "2017-18 Influenza Vaccine Consent Form (Pregnancy)", a PDF File. Please complete this consent form and bring a completed and signed form to receive the Flu Vaccine during your OB Office visit.

ACOG Q&A - Influenza Vaccination during pregnancyAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises all pregnant women to get the Flu Vaccine:http://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/News-Room/News-Releases/2014/All-Pregnant-Women-Should-Get-Flu-Vaccine-Says-ACOG.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for the 2017-2018 Flu season are posted at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm
 
Before Your Visit: Please review the Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS) published Dated 08.07.2015 by the Centers of Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf A copy could be provided for you upon request to review at our office and before the vaccine is administered.
 
Again, vaccination is by appointment only and please call (847) 466-7260 to schedule this additional service during your regular OB Office Visit.
 
UpToDate Healthcare for Women is committed to healthy mom, babies and families. We are pleased to offer FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT a preservative-free flu vaccine to protect pregnant moms and their babies. To keep our community safe from flu, we urge all families to consider getting the Influenza vaccine this season.

Product Overview

FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT
 
Helps deliver broader coverage with 4 strains of influenza. 
FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT covers 4 strains of influenza virus (two influenza A and two influenza B) 

For detailed prescription information on FLUARIX (Influenza Vaccine), Suspension for Intramuscular Injection 2017-2018 Formula; follow the link for HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION & FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION:
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