Journal article

Immunization During Pregnancy: Impact on the Infant

Kirsten P Perrett, Terry M Nolan

PEDIATRIC DRUGS | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Maternal immunization has undergone a paradigm shift in recent years, as women and healthcare providers accept and recognize the benefits of this strategy not only for the pregnant woman but also for the developing fetus and young infant. This article reviews the evidence for active immunization during pregnancy, with an emphasis on perinatal and infant outcomes. Current recommendations for immunization during pregnancy are presented, with particular focus on the routinely recommended vaccines during pregnancy: influenza and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis). We discuss future research directions, maternal vaccines in development, and considerations for optimizing and advancing this ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Drs. Perrett and Nolan's institution, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), has received research grants from GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Pfizer, Novavax, and MedImmune. Dr. Perrett is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (APP1054394) and an MCRI Career Development Award.