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Vaccinations encouraged in pregnant women

Vaccinations encouraged in pregnant women

Mothers to-be should be encouraged to have the flu-jab warns Public Health England (PHE) following a report looking into maternity care.  

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care: Lessons learned to inform future maternity care from the 2009–2012report, led by Oxford University looked at the mortality rates of pregnant women between 2009-2012.

It found that one in 11 of the 321 women who died in pregnancy had flu.

It is believed that 50% of these deaths could have been prevented by vaccination.

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