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Children of Surrey need you!
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Protect yourself and your baby
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Protect yourself and your baby
Get the jab, get flu safe
Flu Fact

When you’re pregnant you’d do anything to protect your unborn baby, but many women don’t realise just how dangerous flu can be. Getting vaccinated against flu is the best way to protect yourself and your baby from the virus, and to make sure you stay flu safe all winter. If you’re pregnant the flu jab is quick, safe and free – just ask your midwife or GP and make an appointment. You can have the jab at any stage of pregnancy and it can also protect your baby for the first few months after birth.

Tricia Spedding, immunisation lead at NHS Surrey, said: “Pregnant women have a greater risk of serious illness if they catch flu. In fact, studies have shown that pregnant women with some strains of flu are four times more likely to develop serious illness and four to five times more likely to be admitted to hospital than most people.”

It normally takes up to two weeks to develop protection after the vaccine  and then it lasts all winter. Pregnant women are urged to get a jab as soon as possible to minimise the risk to themselves and their babies.

For more information, speak to your GP or midwife, or visit

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