Maternal Immunization

New England Journal of Medicine
March 30, 2017  Vol. 376 No. 13

Review Article
Maternal Immunization
Saad B. Omer, M.B., B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.
N Engl J Med 2017; 376:1256-1267 March 30, 2017 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra1509044
Infants can be protected against a variety of dangerous infections early in life through immunity transferred from their mothers. This article reviews the efficacy of maternal immunization in the prevention of infections in babies too young to be immunized directly.