Influenza Vaccine / Antiviral Medications Study

Influenza Vaccine & Antiviral Medications Study

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Influenza Vaccine & Antiviral Medications in Pregnancy – a VAMPSS Study


You May Be Wondering…Can I get a flu shot during pregnancy?

Here’s what we know…
Yes. In the United States the flu shot has been given to pregnant women since the 1960s. Studies of over 5,000 women who have received the flu shot just before or during various times in pregnancy have found no increased risk for birth defects. Click here to learn more or call one of our specialists at 877-311-8972 to get YOUR questions answered.

Help us learn even more…

What is VAMPSS?

The Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System (VAMPSS) is a study that is looking at vaccines and medications in pregnancy such as the H1N1 vaccine, seasonal flu vaccine, and antiviral medications. Participants will NOT be asked to start or stop taking any medication or vaccines as part of this study. We are enrolling those women who have already received the vaccines or taken antiviral medications, as well as “controls” (women who haven’t received the vaccines or antiviral medications).

If you are interested in learning more about this study please contact the coordinating center Toll-FREE at: 1-877-311-8972, fill out this form here, or email us at: otisresearch@ucsd.edu (Please include your name, phone number and the best time to reach you).