Pregnant women who get flu shots may reduce the chance of having a stillbirth, says a new study.

The study focused on Australian women who gave birth during the 2012 and 2013 flu seasons. After controlling for a number of factors, such as wealth, age, and whether the woman had diabetes or hypertension, vaccinated women were found to have a 51 percent lower chance of stillbirth than unvaccinated ones.

The notion that pregnant women should get flu shots is not groundbreaking. Medical authorities have long recommended it, yet most pregnant women still don't get vaccinated.

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