The flu vaccination has been confirmed to be safe during pregnancy. The vaccine approved in Germany is an inactivated vaccine and therefore not a cause for concern for pregnant women. During the first trimester of pregnancy the vaccination is only recommended where there is an increased health risk. Please consult your doctor.
The vaccination also protects the unborn baby. A flu infection during pregnancy can have serious consequences – such as growth restrictions, stillbirth and premature birth. Infants themselves can only be vaccinated for the flu from the age of six months. Newborns in the first months of life can experience complications if they catch the flu, because their immune systems are still weak.