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Strengthening Maternal Immunisation to Improve the Health of Mothers and Infants

Innovative approaches to maternal immunization have the potential to decrease serious morbidity and mortality not only in the mother, but also in the baby who is not yet able to immunologically respond to most vaccines. This article, published in The Lancet, outlines the potential benefits and risks to maternal immunization in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. The authors also highlight the regulatory, academic, and other areas that need to be addressed in order to develop strong maternal immunization programs.

Author: Abramson JS, Mason E

Published: 2016

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(Located at www.thelancet.com)

Citation: Abramson JS, Mason E. Strengthening Maternal Immunisation to Improve the Health of Mothers and Infants. The Lancet. 2016;Early Online Publication.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Influenza, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Topics: Vaccine safety and performance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global