Immunization of Pregnant Women: Reproductive, Medical and Societal Risks

This article, published in Vaccine, discusses the risks and benefits of using vaccines in pregnant women to prevent maternal, fetal, and newborn disease. The author concludes that the potential for reducing the incidence of birth defects, prematurity, and neonatal infectious disease exists, but it is difficult to initiate programs to develop new vaccines for pregnant women because vaccine makers may be unwilling to assume an additional burden of negligence litigation. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Brent RL

Published: 2003

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    Citation: Brent RL. Immunization of Pregnant Women: Reproductive, Medical and Societal Risks. Vaccine. 2003;21(24):3413-3421.