Pregnant women swayed by health workers on flu vax

A study of 815 pregnant women, published in the MJA, found uptake of the vaccine was just 27%.

However, Sydney PhD candidate Kerrie Wiley and her co-authors found women who were advised by their healthcare providers to be vaccinated were 20 times more likely to have had the vaccine. But only 42% said they had received such advice.

Responding to the article, Dr Jeremy McAnulty, director of health protection at NSW Health, said pregnancy took its toll on a woman's respiratory

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