A question about getting the flu jab while pregnant.
I have not had a flu jab, well… I don’t think I’ve ever had a flu jab. Usually every year I will get a cold, mostly from other members of my family that I live with. I am more prone to bacterial throat infections but I had one recently (about 5 months ago) that lasted about a week.
Now I have been pregnant for almost 12 weeks, and as usual, I have caught the cold that my stepdad gave to my mum and now she gave it to me. They had these colds about a week. It doesn’t seem to be very serious, if anything it’s just a mild cold with the usual runny/stuffy nose, slightly sore throat (mostly from breathing open mouthed), slightly achy. This is day 2 of the cold for me.
My question is however I am unsure as to whether I should go and get a flu jab. I have read online that women get colds and flu during pregnancy and it doesn’t necessarily harm the baby so long as your temperature doesn’t exceed 102 degrees (or 39 celcius, I believe). Must I get the flu jab? I have been avoiding taking any form of medication, even paracetemol which people claim to be is safe to take during pregnancy. I have been eating healthily, taking prenatal vitamins everyday and drinking plenty of fluids including tea.
Just looking for advice and opinions if you have any, thanks :)
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