Nurses and Flu Vaccine
Video taken from the channel: American Nurses Association
Golden Hour & Breastfeeding Tips During Cold/Flu Season
Video taken from the channel: UnityPoint Health Dubuque
Can I get a flu shot if I’m breastfeeding?
Video taken from the channel: IntermountainMoms
Is the H1N1 vaccine safe for breastfeeding moms?
Video taken from the channel: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Flu vaccine and nursing homes: New results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging
Video taken from the channel: Michigan Medicine
Giving the Flu Shot? Here’s 5 Things to Know
Video taken from the channel: Hey Pharmacist
Answers to Common Questions about Flu Vaccine Safety
Video taken from the channel: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Breastfeeding can provide some protection against flu for infants, including children younger than 6 months who cannot receive the flu vaccine. Annual flu vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older (except in rare cases), and is particularly important for pregnant women. Additionally, to protect children younger than 6 months of age from flu, persons around the infant (e.g.
The influenza vaccine is considered the safe choice of immunization during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If your baby is six months of age or older, a pediatrician may recommend that they are vaccinated against the flu, as well. “Infants cannot get the influenza vaccine until 6 months of age, so [they] rely on protection both from antibodies the mother passes to their child during the pregnancy and through the breast. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older—including pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding—get the flu vaccine each year. If you are pregnant, it is best to get the vaccine early in the flu season (October through May), as soon as the vaccine is available.
Yes, either a flu shot or nasal spray flu vaccine should be given to breastfeeding mothers. There is no risk of harm to a baby if a mother receives a flu vaccination, only a health benefit! • Preventing the flu in mothers can reduce the chance that the infant will be exposed to the flu and get it. The best form of protection (although still not 100%) is flu vaccination which can be undertaken whilst breastfeeding with no risk to the baby. The symptoms of flu usually last for a week. Symptoms develop approximately 4 days after infection.
Ways to try to avoid flu. Although live viruses in vaccines can replicate in the mother, the majority of live viruses in vaccines have been demonstrated not to be excreted in human milk. Inactivated, recombinant, subunit, polysaccharide, and conjugate vaccines, as well as toxoids, pose no risk for mothers who are breastfeeding or for their infants. Can I have a flu vaccine if I’m breastfeeding?
Yes. The vaccine poses no risk to a breastfeeding mother or her baby, or to pregnant women. Is it OK to have the flu vaccine during pregnancy?
Yes. In fact, it’s important to get the flu vaccine if you’re pregnant. Private manufacturers make the flu vaccine and take about six months to produce it. The availability of the flu vaccine depends on when production is completed. But generally, shipments begin sometime in August in the United States.
Doctors and nurses may begin vaccinating people as soon as the flu vaccine is available in their areas. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee, “The Influenza vaccine does not affect the safety of the mothers who are breastfeeding or their infants. Breastfeeding does not adversely affect the immune response and is not a contradiction for vaccination.”.
List of related literature:
|from Medications and Mothers’ Milk 2017|
|from Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide|
|from Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk|
|from Textbook of Therapeutics: Drug and Disease Management|
|from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation|