Source:

Eick
AA
,
Uyeki
TM
,
Klimov
A
, et al
.
Maternal influenza vaccination and effect on influenza virus infection in young infants
.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.
Epub 2010 Oct 4
; doi:
https://doi.org/10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.192

Investigators from Johns Hopkins and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study to evaluate the effect of influenza immunization in pregnant women on influenza illness in their children during the first six months of life. Influenza virus is well-known to cause complications in pregnant women as well as in young children. Infants younger than 6 months of age are at particular risk because they are ineligible for immunization. Navaho and White Mountain Apache children are also at risk with significantly higher rates of respiratory illness than the overall United States population. For the project, mother-infant pairs were recruited after delivery at Indian Health Service Hospitals during three consecutive influenza...

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