Yesterday my doctor told me to go ahead and get a flu shot; she said it is very important for pregnant women. Today they are offering it for free at my workplace.
The problem is that I normally don't get the flu shot. The few times that I have gotten it in the past, I have gotten horribly sick from it (as in, actually got a cold/flu immediately afterward.) As opposed to other vaccines, which I think are important, I honestly don't believe in the effectiveness of the flu shot because I feel that the flu virus mutates so fast, by the time they've developed the 2010 flu shot and distributed it, the virus has already mutated to the point where the vaccine isn't that effective.
Anyway, I don't feel that comfortable getting the flu shot. I don't think they've done enough research on how it affects babies and children, or you while you are pregnant. I've been trying to get pregnant for three years now, and am finally pregnant after IVF - is getting the flu shot really worth the risk of something going wrong because of it?
Has anyone done any research on this topic? What are your feelings about it? I know that a lot of doctors recommend it, but I also personally know a lot of doctors who don't agree with it. Thoughts?