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Impact of a maternal immunization program against pertussis in a developing country

Authored by: Vizzotti C, Juarez MV, Bergel E et al.

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Key Concept

Key Evidence: In Argentina, more than 50% of deaths due to pertussis occurred in infants younger than 2 months of age — too young to be vaccinated in the country. The impact of maternal pertussis vaccination in protecting their infants against the disease reduced the incidence of pertussis in infants less than 2 months old by half, when comparing states with high and low maternal vaccination rates.

Published In

Vizzotti C, Juarez MV, Bergel E et al. 2016. Impact of a maternal immunization program against pertussis in a developing country. Vaccine. 34(50).

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