Effectiveness of Maternal Influenza Immunization in Mothers and Infants

Young infants and pregnant women are at increased risk for serious consequences of influenza infection. Inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended for pregnant women but is not licensed for infants younger than six months of age. This study assessed the clinical effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccine administered during pregnancy in Bangladesh. This article was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Zaman K, Roy E, Arifeen S, et al.

Published: 2008

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    Citation: Zaman K, Roy E, Arifeen S, et al. Effectiveness of Maternal Influenza Immunization in Mothers and Infants. New England Journal of Medicine. 2008;359(15):1555-1564.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases: Influenza

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Asia