Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy

  20 July 2017  Department of Health and Human Services   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza.

Despite influenza vaccination being available free to pregnant women on the National Immunisation Program, vaccination rates remain low with only 1 in 3 pregnant women receiving the influenza vaccine. Influenza infection during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery and even death in newborns and very young babies. Pregnant women can have the vaccine at any time during pregnancy and they benefit from it all through the year.

Useful videos

Health professionals:

Flu vaccination and pregnancy – Free flu shots for pregnant women

Pregnant women:

Flu vaccination and pregnancy – What pregnant women need to know

Flu vaccination and pregnancy – Vaccinate against flu. Protect your baby too

For further information visit the Immunise Australia website Pregnant Women page.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Department of Health and Human Services. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.