VoICE Immunization Evidence

Maternal benefits of immunization during pregnancy

Authored by: Swamy GK, Beigi RH

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Key Concept

Key Evidence: Pregnant women are at particularly high risk of serious illness and death from a variety of bacterial and viral diseases, such as influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and Group B strep, for which vaccines exist or are in development. Vaccine-preventable diseases in pregnancy are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as spontaneous abortion, congenital anomalies, preterm birth, and low birth weight.

Published In

Swamy GK, Beigi RH 2015. Maternal benefits of immunization during pregnancy. Vaccine. 33.