Journal article

FluMum: a prospective cohort study of mother-infant pairs assessing the effectiveness of maternal influenza vaccination in prevention of influenza in early infancy

Kerry-Ann F O'Grady, Lisa McHugh, Terry Nolan, Peter Richmond, Nicholas Wood, Helen S Marshall, Stephen B Lambert, Mark Chatfield, Ross M Andrews

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Influenza vaccination in pregnancy is recommended for all women in Australia, particularly those who will be in their second or third trimester during the influenza season. However, there has been no systematic monitoring of influenza vaccine uptake among pregnant women in Australia. Evidence is emerging of benefit to the infant with respect to preventing influenza infection in the first 6 months of life. The FluMum study aims to systematically monitor influenza vaccine uptake during pregnancy in Australia and determine the effectiveness of maternal vaccination in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza in their offspring up to 6 months of age. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A prospec..

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