Infections in Pregnancy and the Role of Vaccines

Kimberly Fortner, Claudia Nieuwoudt, Callie F. Reeder, Geeta K. Swamy

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Abstract

Pregnant women are at risk for infection and may have significant morbidity or mortality. Influenza, pertussis, zika, and cytomegalovirus produce mild or asymptomatic illness in the mother, but have profound implications for her fetus. Maternal immunization can prevent or mitigate infections in pregnant women and their infants. The Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices recommends 2 vaccines during pregnancy: inactivated influenza, and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis during pregnancy. The benefits of MMR, varicella, and other vaccines are reviewed. Novel vaccine studies for use during pregnancy for prevention of illness are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-388
Number of pages20
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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Vaccines
Whooping Cough
Pregnancy
Human Influenza
Pregnant Women
Immunization
Infection
Mothers
Chickenpox Vaccine
Diphtheria Toxoid
Tetanus Toxoid
Advisory Committees
Cytomegalovirus
Fetus
Morbidity
Mortality

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Infections in Pregnancy and the Role of Vaccines. / Fortner, Kimberly; Nieuwoudt, Claudia; Reeder, Callie F.; Swamy, Geeta K.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Vol. 45, No. 2, 01.06.2018, p. 369-388.

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Fortner, Kimberly ; Nieuwoudt, Claudia ; Reeder, Callie F. ; Swamy, Geeta K. / Infections in Pregnancy and the Role of Vaccines. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. 2018 ; Vol. 45, No. 2. pp. 369-388.
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