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Vaccinating pregnant women protects their infants from infections like influenza and pertussis

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.

Full Citation:
Edwards KM. 2019. Maternal immunisation in pregnancy to protect newborn infants. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 104(4).

Title of Article: Maternal immunisation in pregnancy to protect newborn infants

Author(s): Edwards KM

Publication Year: 2019

Publication Name: Archives of Disease in Childhood

Publication Volume: 104(4)

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1136/archdischild-2017-313530

Topics: Health

Disease Vaccines: Influenza | Pertussis

Countries: Global