The flu shot is safe, even to get while pregnant or while you are breastfeeding. Getting the flu shot while pregnant helps prevent complications that can endanger you and your baby. If you get the flu while pregnant, your baby will be at a greater risk of developing birth defects, and the flu shot can help prevent this from happening. It also helps protect your baby after they are born. Babies are too young to get the flu shot themselves until they are 6 months old. If a pregnant or breastfeeding moms gets the flu shot, she is helping prevent her young baby from getting the flu as well!