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The annual flu season is from October to May. Women who are pregnant during this time are strongly encouraged to receive their annual influenza vaccine. Pregnancy alters a woman’s immune system, making her more sensitive to the flu. Having the flu during pregnancy creates health risks for the unborn baby and increases the chances of premature labor and delivery. The high fevers associated with the flu can also lead to birth defects.

Being pregnant is no excuse to skip your flu shot. By getting the influenza vaccine in pregnancy, a mother can transfer the antibodies to her baby. This protection can be further extended by breastfeeding the baby after birth.

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ATTENTION: Please be advised that beginning Monday, October 28th, the Indianapolis campus’ elevator modernizations are scheduled to begin for the two passenger cabs! We will do one elevator at a time and each one will take approximately 10-12 weeks to complete. During this process, we ask that you please use the freight elevator and the open elevator cab while the modernizations are being done. We apologize for any inconvenience during this process but it will be well worth it once the cabs are completed!