When is maternal immunization ethically justified?

Posted by on October 5, 2016 4:42 pm
Categories: health

Vaccination during pregnancy can protect women, fetuses and newborn children against infectious diseases – especially in developing countries. Maternal immunization however also raises ethical questions. One expert has made a first systematic analysis of the ethics of maternal immunization, concluding that vaccination during pregnancy is ethically appropriate if it can protect mother or child against a concrete risk of a dangerous infection.

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