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At MCC, we believe it is important for moms, dads, and caregivers to feel empowered to make informed decisions regarding the safety and care of their children. Our tips cover a wide range of topics and include information about safe sleep, postpartum weight management, and policies we advocate for regarding maternal and child health.

 

Are you pregnant? Have you received your flu shot?

As we enter cold and flu season, it is important for pregnant women to remember to get their flu vaccination. Flu shots for pregnant women, which  are safe to receive during pregnancy, not only reduce the risk of  complications in the woman, but also for her baby.  Antibodies the mother produces in response to the vaccine can be passed on to the child  after birth and serve as a form of protection for  six months when babies are too young to receive the flu vaccine.

You can learn more about the flu shot and resources by reading our blog on the Public’s Health Blog.

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