Journal article

Optimal timing of influenza vaccine during pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Will Cuningham, Nicholas Geard, James E Fielding, Sabine Braat, Shabir A Madhi, Marta C Nunes, Lisa M Christian, Shin-Yu Lin, Chien-Nan Lee, Koushi Yamaguchi, Hans Bisgaard, Bo Chawes, An-Shine Chao, Geraldine Blanchard-Rohner, Elizabeth P Schlaudecker, Barbra M Fisher, Jodie McVernon, Robert Moss

INFLUENZA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY VIRUSES | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pregnant women have an elevated risk of illness and hospitalisation from influenza. Pregnant women are recommended to be prioritised for influenza vaccination during any stage of pregnancy. The risk of seasonal influenza varies substantially throughout the year in temperate climates; however, there is limited knowledge of how vaccination timing during pregnancy impacts the benefits received by the mother and foetus. OBJECTIVES: To compare antenatal vaccination timing with regard to influenza vaccine immunogenicity during pregnancy and transplacental transfer to their newborns. METHODS: Studies were eligible for inclusion if immunogenicity to influenza vaccine was evaluated in wom..

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