Maternal vaccination against influenza associated with protection for infants

Posted by on July 5, 2016 4:00 pm
Categories: health

How long does the protection from a mother’s immunization against influenza during pregnancy last for infants after they are born? A new study indicates that the vaccine’s efficacy against influenza illness was highest when infants were 8 weeks or younger at 85.6 percent but decreased as the infants grew to 25.5 percent among infants 8 to 16 weeks and to 30.3 percent among infants 16 to 24 weeks.

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