Influenza & Pregnancy

Feb 15, 2016

“Vaccinating Pregnant Women against influenza gives a 3 for 1 benefit:

  • protects the woman during pregnancy and in the early months of motherhood
  • protects the young infant by trans-placental antibodies
  • protects the young infant by antibodies in breast milk.”

Elizabeth McCarthy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Melbourne, Perinatal Center, Mercy Hospital for Women.

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