Last update: Oct. 28, 2014

Influenza Virus Vaccine

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Inactivated strains of type A and B Influenza virus vaccines.

Both inactivated (flu shot) or attenuated (nasal spray) vaccines are compatible with breastfeeding

Vaccines are usually compatible with breastfeeding either if they are formed by live, attenuated, inactivated, death strains or microorganism toxoid.

Except for rubella vaccine, they are not excreted into breast milk and do not cause harm to the infant. Yellow fever vaccine has a higher risk for harm effect on infants younger than 6 months old (Consult information on a particular vaccine at our web).

Breastfeeding may enhance antibody response to vaccines and cause fewer side effects as fever or anorexia.

Early postpartum period is appropriate to get mothers vaccinated against measles, rubella and mumps in case they were not immunized.

Breastfeeding mothers should be protected by providing recommended vaccination for adults.

Eleventh WHO's Model List of Essential Drugs 2002: Compatible with breastfeeding.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Influenza Virus Vaccine since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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References

  1. CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccination Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers. CDC 2020/02/04 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Taylor CM, Shelton CM. Vaccine recommendations in pregnancy and lactation. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2019 Jan - Feb;59(1):137-140. Abstract
  3. AEP. Comité asesor de vacunas de la Asociación Española de Pediatría. Lactancia materna y vacunas. 2019 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. AAP. American Academy of Pediatrics. Red Book: 2018–2021. Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. American Academy of Pediatrics. Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA Long SS, eds. Red Book: 2018–2021 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 31st ed. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2018.
  5. Sachs HC; Committee On Drugs. The transfer of drugs and therapeutics into human breast milk: an update on selected topics. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):e796-809. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. Munoz FM. Maternal immunization: an update for pediatricians. Pediatr Ann. 2013 Abstract
  7. Schlaudecker EP, Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, McNeal MM, Roy E, Arifeen SE, Dodd CN, Raqib R, Breiman RF, Zaman K. IgA and neutralizing antibodies to influenza a virus in human milk: a randomized trial of antenatal influenza immunization. PLoS One. 2013 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pregnant Women Need a Flu Shot. Facts Sheet 2013 Full text (in our servers)
  9. Raney EC, El-Ibiary SY. Immunizations and pregnancy: an update for pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2012 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  10. Raney EC, El-Ibiary SY. Immunizations and pregnancy: an update for pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2012 Abstract
  11. CDC. National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. General recommendations on immunization --- recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep. 2011 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  12. Hubka TA, Wisner KP; Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccinations recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  13. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Influenza vaccine and Pregnant women Public Health Service 2011 Full text (in our servers)
  14. Gruslin A, Steben M, Halperin S, Money DM, Yudin MH; SOGC. Immunization in pregnancy: No. 220, December 2008. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Abstract
  15. Tanaka T, Nakajima K, Murashima A, Garcia-Bournissen F, Koren G, Ito S. Safety of neuraminidase inhibitors against novel influenza A (H1N1) in pregnant and breastfeeding women. CMAJ. 2009 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  16. Gruslin A, Steben M, Halperin S, Money DM, Yudin MH, Boucher M, Cormier B, Ogilvie G, Paquet C, Steenbeek A, Van Eyk N, van Schalkwyk J, Wong T. Immunization in pregnancy. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2008 Abstract
  17. Zaman K, Roy E, Arifeen SE, Rahman M, Raqib R, Wilson E, Omer SB, Shahid NS, Breiman RF, Steinhoff MC. Effectiveness of maternal influenza immunization in mothers and infants. N Engl J Med. 2008 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  18. Schmidt JV, Kroger AT, Roy SL. Report from the CDC. Vaccines in women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2004 Abstract
  19. Tillett J. The use of vaccines in pregnancy. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2004 Abstract
  20. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  21. [No authors listed] Prevention and control of influenza: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep. 1997 Abstract Full text (in our servers)
  22. Pabst HF. Immunomodulation by breast-feeding. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1997 Abstract
  23. Pabst HF, Spady DW, Pilarski LM, Carson MM, Beeler JA, Krezolek MP. Differential modulation of the immune response by breast- or formula-feeding of infants. Acta Paediatr. 1997 Abstract
  24. [No authors listed] General recommendations on immunization. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep. 1994 Abstract Full text (in our servers)

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