Protective Effect of Maternal Influenza Vaccination on Influenza in Their Infants: A Prospective Cohort Study

Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 217, Issue 6, 5 March 2018
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Protective Effect of Maternal Influenza Vaccination on Influenza in Their Infants: A Prospective Cohort Study
Satoko Ohfuji; Masaaki Deguchi; Daisuke Tachibana; Masayasu Koyama; Tetsu Takagi
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 217, Issue 6, 5 March 2018, Pages 878–886, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jix629
This prospective cohort study showed that the effectiveness of prenatal and postpartum influenza vaccination of mothers in preventing influenza among their infants was 61% and 53%, respectively. Maternal influenza vaccination during the prenatal or postpartum periods had beneficial effects in protecting infants from influenza.