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There is no risk to getting the flu shot while you are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding women should get the flu shot to protect themselves from flu. Getting vaccinated reduces your risk of getting sick and of passing the flu on to your baby, thus protecting the baby from flu also.

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While Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends the Tdap vaccine for all pregnant women at 26 weeks of pregnancy or later who have not received a dose of pertussis-containing vaccine in adulthood, it is not routinely provided for free in B

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By breastfeeding, you may pass some antibodies you have made in response to the MMR vaccine to your child.  These antibodies may provide some protection, but this protection is limited and short-term and is not enough to protect a child from infection with measles, mumps or rubella.

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It is recommended that pregnant women who are at any stage of pregnancy during the influenza season get the flu vaccine.

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