VoICE Immunization Evidence

Maternal vaccination in pregnancy to protect newborn infants

Authored by: Edwards KM

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Key Concept

Key Evidence: The period following delivery but before an infant acquires immunity to diseases by natural exposure or immunization — is when infant mortality from infections is highest. Vaccinating pregnant women has shown to be effective in protecting young infants against influenza and pertussis.

Published In

Edwards KM 2019. Maternal vaccination in pregnancy to protect newborn infants. Arch Dis Child. 104.

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