Cancer, the Flu and You

Cancer, the Flu and You

Living with cancer increases your risk for complications from influenza (“flu”). If you have cancer now or have had cancer in the past, you are at higher risk for complications from the seasonal flu or influenza, including hospitalization and death. To help prepare you for the flu this season, CDC answers some of your most important questions about special […]

Protect Yourself & Baby: Get a Flu Shot

Protect Yourself & Baby: Get a Flu Shot

Flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum) more prone to severe illness from flu, including illness resulting in hospitalization. Flu also may be harmful […]