The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated Committee Opinion providing the latest evidence-based recommendations for influenza vaccination during pregnancy.

The following recommendations were made in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices:

  • All adults should be vaccinated against influenza, using the inactivated formulation; the inactivated vaccine is safe throughout pregnancy.
  • Given the importance of immunization in expecting mothers and their fetuses, obstetrician-gynecologists should advocate for influenza vaccination.