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Immunogenicity and efficacy of influenza immunization during pregnancy: recent and ongoing studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22920055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pregnant women and young infants are at increased risk from influenza. The World Health Organization and public health guidelines from Australia, Canada, and the United States recommend immunizing pregnant women with trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine. However, there are multiple barriers to the uptake of this recommendation. Additionally, current vaccines are not licensed for infants <6 months of age. Immunizing pregnant women would provide protection to both mothers and infants. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are trying to address some of the issues associated with maternal immunization, which could be an effective intervention in both high- and low-resource settings to combat the significant maternal and infant morbidity and mortality due to influenza. BMGF and NIAID efforts are complementary to each other, focusing on evaluating the immunogenicity, efficacy, and safety of influenza vaccines during pregnancy; and the potential effect of maternal immunization on outcomes in infants in low-resource populations.
Richard Adegbola; Mirjana Nesin; Niteen Wairagkar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  207     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S28-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA.
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