(CNN) Can the flu shot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry?
No, absolutely not. That’s the verdict of a study presented Wednesday to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
The study comes as the nation’s attention is focused on the fallout from groups denouncing many vaccine recommendations.
“This is a very definitive study for a recent, relevant time period of flu and should remove all doubts a woman might have about whether it is safe to be vaccinated during pregnancy,” said co-investigator Dr. Edward Belongia, director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Wisconsin.