As we head into the cold and flu season, make sure you are up-to-date with your flu shot, especially if you are pregnant.
Due to changes your body goes through when pregnant, mums-to-be are more susceptible to the flu, Red Nose Chief Midwife Jane Wiggill explains.
And, getting a flu shot while pregnant also protects your unborn baby or babies.
“The influenza vaccine allows your body to make antibodies that help protect you against the flu,” says Jane.
“These antibodies can be passed on to your unborn baby, and help protect them in utero and up to six months after birth.
The influenza vaccination is free for pregnant women and is available through your GP.
For more information on flu vaccination, ring the Immunise Australia Information Line on 1800 671 811.