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Maternal Immunization Against Viral Disease

This article, published in Vaccine, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of maternal immunization to augment the protective effect of maternal antibody against many viral diseases in the young infant. The authors also present more specific considerations for research on immunization of pregnant woman against neonatal viral pathogens, such as respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, and others. They conclude that further studies are needed to define the safety and efficacy of maternal immunization. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Englund J, Glezen WP, Piedra PA

Published: 1998

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Citation: Englund J, Glezen WP, Piedra PA. Maternal Immunization Against Viral Disease. Vaccine. 1998;16(14-15):1456-1463.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

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

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

Regions: Global