Flu jab

The flu jab in pregnancy

In September 2021, the Health Council advised that all pregnant women should be offered a flu shot from 22 weeks of pregnancy. Previously, this only applied to pregnant women with underlying diseases (such as diabetes or heart and lung diseases).

The flu jab will help protect both you and your baby.
👉🏻 The mother’s flu vaccine during pregnancy can protect the newborn from serious flu complications.
👉🏻 In addition, the flu shot reduces the risk for the pregnant woman herself of becoming seriously ill with the flu.

Make an appointment
Are you pregnant for 22 weeks or longer between October 1st and December 1st? 🤰🏾
Call your GP this month to make an appointment.

The flu shot is free.

More information?
On the site of the RIVM, you can find more information.

The flu shot does not affect the 22-week vaccination against whooping cough.
They may therefore be given simultaneously or at any desired interval.