Pertussis Antibody Concentrations in Infants Born Prematurely to Mothers Vaccinated in Pregnancy.

  title={Pertussis Antibody Concentrations in Infants Born Prematurely to Mothers Vaccinated in Pregnancy.},
  author={Alison Kent and Shamez N Ladhani and Nick J. Andrews and Mary A Matheson and Anna England and Elizabeth Penelope Miller and Paul Trafford Heath},
  volume={138 1}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Maternal antenatal pertussis-containing vaccination is recommended for the prevention of neonatal pertussis, but the ability of maternal vaccination to protect premature infants is unknown. We hypothesized that that infants born prematurely to antenatally vaccinated women would have higher pertussis antibody concentrations than those born to unvaccinated women. METHODS Mothers had been offered a combined tetanus, diphtheria, 5-component acellular pertussis… CONTINUE READING
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