FLUMUM: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY OF MOTHER-INFANT PAIRS ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MATERNAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION IN PREVENTION OF INFLUENZA IN EARLY INFANCY.

Grant number: 1020035 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Influenza is a serious illness for young babies. Currently there are no vaccines that can be given to babies under 6 months of age to protect them from infection. This study aims to determine whether influenza vaccine given in pregnancy can prevent infection in babies up to 6 months of age.

University of Melbourne Researchers