Dr. Polotsky: We Have No Proof the Flu Shot Causes Miscarriage

Widespread misinformation and a poorly-designed research study are causing unnecessary worry in expecting mothers 

flu shot | The Bump logo | CU Advanced Reproductive MedicineMyths surrounding the safety of the flu shot for pregnant women are being fueled by a research study published in the medical journal Vaccine in the fall of 2017 claiming to have found a link between the vaccine and miscarriage. Dr. Alex Polotsky penned an editorial in January in the same journal criticizing the study’s methodology.

In an article published at The Bump, Polotsky reiterated this criticism, saying, “It’s a classic case of if you look hard enough, you can find anything, especially when you slice and dice data in enough different ways.”

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