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Vaccination for pregnant women: Need to address

Yu, Wenbo and Grubor-Bauk, Branka and Mullick, Ranajoy and Das, Saumitra and Gowans, Eric J (2015) Vaccination for pregnant women: Need to address. In: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 10 (12). pp. 3576-3578.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/hv.32255


Pregnancy is a critically important state for any women in her life time. Administration of a vaccine to a pregnant woman is not a routine event and it is generally preferred to administer vaccines either prior to conception or in the postpartum period. Currently vaccination with inactivated vaccines are recommended due to potential risk to mother and fetus with live vaccines. Multiple factors determine the administration of the vaccines for example age, life style, medical conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes etc.), type and location of travel and status of previous vaccination. If pregnant woman is exposed to these vaccines or if pregnancy occurs soon after vaccination, the women should be counselled regarding the risks to the fetus and vaccination should not be a reason to consider termination of pregnancy. Further research in vaccination among pregnancy is warranted for the safety of the pregnant women and their newborn for a healthy living and better life.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC, 530 WALNUT STREET, STE 850, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106 USA
Keywords: live attenuated; pregnancy; inactivated; vaccination; Immunization; MCV, Meningiococcal Vaccine; HBsAg, Hepatitis B Antigen; Tdap, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertusis; PPSV, Pneumococcal Polysacchride; MMR, Measles Mumps Rubella; PCV, Pneumococcal Vaccine; Td, Tetanus Diphtheria; BCG, Bacillus Calmette Guerin; STD, Sexually Transmitted Diseases; LAIV, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 09:26
Last Modified: 22 May 2015 09:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51593

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