Officials see no link between miscarriage risk and flu shots
by Mike Stobbe
Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots.
Two years ago, a puzzling study found women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots. So experts urged more research.
This week, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said a larger and more rigorous study found no link over three subsequent flu seasons.
Meanwhile, the CDC raised a question about a new shingles vaccine. A preliminary study found two cases of a rare paralyzing condition among more than 100,000 people who got a Shingrix shot. But one of the two may have started developing symptoms before the shot. Officials say they're doing more research.
Officials see no link between miscarriage risk and flu shots (2019, February 28)
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