VoICE Immunization Evidence

Strategies to boost maternal immunization to achieve further gains in improved maternal and newborn health

Authored by: Steedman, M.R., Kampmann, B., Schillings, E., et al

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Key Idea

Increased uptake of immunization for vaccine-preventable diseases, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, could save the lives of thousands of mothers and children each year. The disease burden of tetanus, influenza, and pertussis has been minimized in many countries through maternal immunization, but wider applications of this strategy are now needed.

Key Idea

Immunization against tetanus, pertussis and influenza during pregnancy has been shown to have a profound affect on the health of the mother and fetus, and increases survival of infants in their first months of life.

Published In

Steedman, M.R., Kampmann, B., Schillings, E., et al 2016. Strategies to boost maternal immunization to achieve further gains in improved maternal and newborn health. Health Affairs. 35(2)309-16.