ACOG’s Committee Opinion #608 "Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy," published September 2014
ACOG's "Flu Shot for Pregnant Patients: Frequently Asked Question," here available in PDF format. These FAQ's are also available in Tear Pad format to be given to your patients at their visits. Tear pads are available for purchase at ACOG's Bookstore.
Algorithm for assessing and treating pregnant women with Influenza-like illness, created in collaboration with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), "ACOG/SMFM Influenza Season Assessment and Treatment for Pregnant Women with Influenza-like Illness"
ACOG's "Physician Script on Influenza Immunization During Pregnancy" to be used as a resources by ob-gyns and other health care providers when discussing flu shots with pregnant women
ACOG's Influenza Coding information for ob-gyns "Coding Information on Influenza Immunization for Pregnant Patients"
ACOG's Patient Education FAQ: The Flu and Pregnancy (FAQ 189, October 2015)
ACOG's Patient Education Pamphlet: The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy" Patient Education Pamphlet (requires ACOG member login) Spanish: La vacuna antigripal y el embarazo (FAQ 189)
ACOG's How I Practice Video Series: Influenza Vaccine During Pregnancy with Ami H. Keatts, MD, FACOG, CPPS
Pregnant women are at higher risk for severe illness from the flu, learn more at "Pregnant Women & Influenza"
Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, The Pink Book, 13th Edition (2015) Chapter 12: Influenza
"Pregnant? Get a Flu Shot!," Information for Pregnant Women, from CDC
Flu Print Materials for providers including messaging to address flu recommendations from CDC. All materials are free for download.
College students, living in close quarters and often juggling overloaded schedules, are largely unaware of their vulnerability to influenza viruses. On US college campuses, flu vaccination rates remain strikingly low, hovering between eight and 39 percent and falling dramatically short of target recommendations. Students often overlook the importance of, or face barriers to, taking preventive measures such as an annual flu vaccination.