Over the last six flu seasons, getting a flu shot reduced a pregnant woman’s risk of being hospitalized from flu by an average of 40 percent, according to a study co-authored by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention and published this week in Clinical Infectious Diseases. This is the first study to show vaccination protected pregnant women against flu-associated hospitalization; previous studies have shown that a flu shot can reduce a pregnant woman’s risk of flu illness. “Expecting mothers face a number of threats to their health and the health of their baby during pregnancy, and getting the flu is one of them,” said Allison Naleway, a study co-author from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. “This study’s findings underscore the fact that there is a simple, yet impactful way to reduce the possibility of complications from flu during pregnancy: get a flu shot.” CDC recommends pregnant women get a flu shot because they are at high risk of developing serious flu illness, including illness resulting in hospitalization.
AHA letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi expressing strong support for House passage of H.R.1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.
Parkview Hospital is one of the oldest – and only remaining – nonprofit hospitals in northeast Indiana. Parkview has a long history of community engagement…
The Welcome Baby Program is part of a community network of programs that work together to provide supportive services to families with newborns.
Overview About eight out of 1,000 babies born in Delaware die before their first birthday, compared with a national rate of about six out
AHA letter to Congressional leadership expressing support to advance legislation – H.R. 1318/S.
AHA hosted this special member webinar presentation and discussion on improving ma