The researchers who conducted the study emphasise that it is not a reason to avoid the flu vaccine, even for pregnant women.“Science is an incremental process, and a lot of people don't understand that very seldom does a single study provide a definitive answer that can lead to changes in recommendations,” said Edward Belongia, a senior epidemiologist at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Wisconsin and one of the study authors.Dinosaurs still roam in East Berkshire,” he wrote on Twitter.
It's the first study to identify a potential link between miscarriage and the flu vaccine and the first to assess the effect of repeat influenza vaccination and risk of miscarriage.
Among them was Jon Rouse, from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
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By comparison, of the women who had normal deliveries, four who had received the flu vaccine in the preceding 28 days had also been vaccinated during the previous flu season.
“We only saw the link between vaccination and miscarriage if they had been vaccinated in the season before,” said James Donahue, an epidemiologist and lead author.