Page 3 of 3
People who have an anaphylactic allergy to eggs, or who have had shock-like reactions to previous vaccinations should consult their doctors.
The flu vaccine only contains the types of flus that health experts expect to be a problem that season, and therefore a vaccination will not protect you against all forms of flu viruses. It is still effective in preventing an estimated seven out of 10 recipients from getting the flu.
Flu shots are safe at any stage in a pregnancy, but you should consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
More information on flu bugs can be found on the B.C. Health Services Web site at www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/hlthfile/ under "F".