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Protecting Mother & Baby Through Maternal Immunization

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Protecting Mother & Baby Through Maternal Immunization

November 15, 2020 @ 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM EST

The rationale for maternal immunization is built on the concepts of active and passive immunity. When women are vaccinated during pregnancy, high levels of maternal antibodies are transferred to the fetus, and helps protect newborns during their first months of life until they are old enough to be vaccinated. Vaccines routinely recommended during pregnancy include influenza and Tdap. Studies consistently show that mothers who receive a strong recommendation from their provider are most likely to be vaccinated during pregnancy, especially if the provider stocks and administers the vaccine on-site.


November 15
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM EST


C. Mary Healy, MD
Job Title:
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine