Effectiveness of maternal influenza immunization in mothers and infants.

  title={Effectiveness of maternal influenza immunization in mothers and infants.},
  author={Khalequzzaman Zaman and Eliza Roy and Shams El Arifeen and Mahbubur Rahman and Rubhana Raqib and Emily Wilson and Saad B Omer and Nigar S Shahid and Robert F. Breiman and Mark C. Steinhoff},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={359 15},
BACKGROUND 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 6 months of age. We assessed the clinical effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccine administered during pregnancy in Bangladesh. METHODS In this randomized study, we assigned 340 mothers to receive either inactivated influenza vaccine (influenza-vaccine group) or the… CONTINUE READING
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