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Immunization during pregnancy protects against serious illnesses and improves pregnancy outcomes

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.

Full Citation:
Swamy GK, Beigi RH. 2015. Maternal benefits of immunization during pregnancy. Vaccine. 33(47).

Title of Article: Maternal benefits of immunization during pregnancy

Author(s): Swamy GK, Beigi RH

Publication Year: 2015

Publication Name: Vaccine

Publication Volume: 33(47)

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.08.035

Topics: Health

Disease Vaccines: Influenza | Pertussis | Pneumococcal disease/PCV/PPSV

Immunization Terms: Maternal immunization

Countries: United States

WHO Regions: Americas