VoICE Immunization Evidence
Maternal benefits of immunization during pregnancy
Vaccine-preventable diseases during pregnancy can have devastating consequences for the mother and her baby.
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.