Nurse gave me the wrong flu shot :-(

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  1. xxenigmaxx

    xxenigmaxx mom of 2 and expecting

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    On the paper work at the doctors, there is a box to check if pregnant. Apparently the nurse was too tired or too rushed to notice, and she accidentally gave me the regular flu shot with the preservative :-( I am not a fan of the flu shot as it is, and I would not have gotten it normally. Since I am due right in the middle of winter, I figured it was best to get one to protect my baby. Now I am a little nervous. She had her supervisors come over and they both promised me everything would be ok, and that lots of pregnant women got the regular shot for years before they came out with a preservative-free one. I even called the CDC and they too told me everything would be ok. I just want to protect my baby, and now I am second guessing getting this shot. Has anyone else ever received the 'regular' flu shot while pregnant? Lesson learned - always make sure you are getting the right one before they put the needle in you!!!
     
  2. Ofireland

    Ofireland Well-Known Member

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    The amount of preservative in those things is miniscule. I'm sure you'll be fine.
     
  3. madridista

    madridista Well-Known Member

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    You gotta stay positive about it and since they said that some women got the regular shot as well and that you'll be just fine, just don't worry about it. Try to distract yourself and not think about it too much since you've taken the shot already. Just stay positive. *Sends you some positive vibes*
     
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    liveandlove04 Well-Known Member

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    You should be fine, but she needs to pay more attention to her damn patients.
     
  5. Storm1jet2

    Storm1jet2 Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea what one I got - I did tell her I was pregnant though - its also pretty darn obvious!
     
  6. Saranna80

    Saranna80 Trying to conceive no. 3

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    I had the regular flu shot with both dd and they're both fine. Don't worry xx
     
  7. OurLilFlu

    OurLilFlu Mom to a baby girl&Boxer

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    I'm a nurse working the flu clinics in Canada and my first shift I got the shot, we didn't have the single dose on hand so I got the regular one. Both are completely safe. I would of opted for the single dose but really it's no matter. The one you want to absolutely not get is the live vaccine, usually something like Flumist, this is contraindicated in pregnancy. You're perfectly fine!
     
  8. xxenigmaxx

    xxenigmaxx mom of 2 and expecting

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    Thanks everyone!! The nurse seemed a lot more worried after she found out what she did than I was. I figured there is absolutely nothing that can be done once the flu shot is given, so why get upset or too worried! I am a natural worrier, even though I know things will be fine.
     
  9. JessPape

    JessPape Myself, Husband, DD

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    I'm not getting the flu shot (own reasons), however, I just wanted to say you will be alright. :)
     
  10. FarmersWife5

    FarmersWife5 Well-Known Member

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    Im not sure what I got either.. however it was at my OB appointment haha. I guess just stay positive about it, because theres nothing you can do now. But I am sure they would let you know if there was a reason to worry. Good luck!
     
  11. Bunnikins

    Bunnikins Well-Known Member

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    I had the same flu jab as everyone else! I was in a queue and mine was exactly the same despite being pregnant.. I didn't know they had different ones??? Maybe they don't in UK? I'm sure it'll be fine anyway
     

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