That 45% found, to their pleasant surprise, that the flu shot was actually beneficial to fetal health in that it prevented premature pregnancies. Those vaccinated were 37% less likely to have an early baby, and their babies also weighed more than the non-premature children of unvaccinated women. According to study leader Dr. Saad Omer, “Our thinking is that by preventing flu infection, we are reducing the likelihood of inflammation in pregnant women and therefore having a protective effect against preterm birth.” (Well)
What do you think, skeptics? Is this enough of a benefit to convince you to go under the needle?
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