Vaccinating pregnant women against flu reduces newborns' risk of infection, study finds.

  • Michael McCarthy
  • Published 2016 in BMJ

Abstract

Infants born to womenwho reported receiving influenza vaccine during pregnancy had a 61% reduction in influenza-like illnesses in the first six months of life, a 70% reduction in laboratory confirmed influenza and an 81% reduction in hospitalisations associated with laboratory confirmed influenza when compared with infants whose mothers did not receive the… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.i2469