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Doctors Coming Up Short in Flu Vaccines for Pregnant Women

A new study published in Elsevier’s ScienceDirect journal says that most doctors do not recommend flu shots for pregnant women, according to an article published by Reuters. Researchers also found that pregnant women underestimated the risks posed by the flu virus, and had unfounded concerns about the safety of the vaccine. The study recommended that healthcare providers provide more encouragement to pregnant women, especially since the World Health Organization recently identified them as the highest priority group to receive the seasonal vaccine, which is also recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in ScienceDirect.