Flu vax warnings for pregnant women to be relaxed

Widespread use supports them being classed as Category A, says the TGA

Pregnancy will likely no longer be a precaution in influenza vaccine product information after a recommendation from the TGA’s advisory committee on vaccines.

Pregnant GP visit

The Australian Immunisation Handbook recommends that pregnant women are vaccinated even though the two 2018 seasonal vaccines for 18-65-year-olds are Category B2.

This status means they have been taken by only a limited ­number of pregnant women, although no harmful effects have been seen.

The product information for Afluria Quad (manufactured by Seqirus) currently warns: