VoICE Immunization Evidence
Maternal vaccination in pregnancy to protect newborn infants
Maternal immunization offers an opportunity to protect the mother and fetus, but also passes this protection on to the infant after birth.
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.