Rates of Rubella Immunity Among Immigrant and Non-immigrant Pregnant Women

  title={Rates of Rubella Immunity Among Immigrant and Non-immigrant Pregnant Women},
  author={Roisin McElroy and Matthew Laskin and Depeng Jiang and Rajiv Shah and Joel G. Ray},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC},
  volume={31 5},
OBJECTIVE Elimination of congenital rubella syndrome depends not only on effective childhood immunization but also on the identification and immunization of susceptible women of childbearing age. Since many countries do not immunize against rubella, it is possible that some immigrant women may not be immune. Moreover, contemporary estimates of rubella immunity among Canadian-born mothers are lacking. Accordingly, we sought to compare the immunity status in pregnancy of a large number of… CONTINUE READING
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