Impact of Maternal Immunization on Influenza Hospitalizations in Infants
This article, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, reports on the results of a study to determine whether maternal vaccination during pregnancy was associated with a reduced risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalizations in infants less than six months old. The results showed that infants of vaccinated mothers were 45 to 48 percent less likely to have influenza hospitalizations than infants of unvaccinated mothers.
Author(s): Poehling KA, Szilagyi PG, Staat MA, et al.
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Citation: Poehling KA, Szilagyi PG, Staat MA, et al. Impact of Maternal Immunization on Influenza Hospitalizations in Infants. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2011;204(6):S141-S148.