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Immunization is Crucial for Pregnant Women and Their Babies

Vaccination plays an important role in protecting the health of mother and baby. It is one of our best options in reducing their chances of morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Pregnant women are at increased risk for complications, and even death, from the flu. It’s our job as healthcare advocates to communicate that message to our members, family, and friends.

Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Seattle Children's, left, receives a flu vaccination from nurse Veronica Poindexter during a press conference addressing the need for flu vaccinations Thursday September 17, 2015 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

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Why Health Experts #FightFlu

You’ve heard it on the news, from your doctors, and even from a few friends: Now is the time to get the annual influenza (flu) vaccine. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu vaccine, many people fail to understand why and where this recommendation came from, and why an annual flu vaccine is so important.

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Vaccination for Pregnant Women: A 2-for-1 Strategy

NFID, with support from several of the nation’s leading health organizations (AAP, ACOG, and CDC), is calling on pregnant women, their partners, families, and healthcare providers, to open up the lines of communication about vaccines needed before, during, and after pregnancy. As part of a new Family Vaccines Initiative, the program empowers expectant parents so […]