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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported.

“The incidence of influenza illness among infants is high and is associated with a substantial increase in outpatient visits and hospitalizations during the influenza season, especially among infants younger than 6 months of age,” Marta C. Nunes, PhD, of the respiratory and meningeal pathogens research unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, and colleagues wrote. “While active annual influenza vaccination is the most efficient mode for the prevention of influenza, current vaccines are poorly immunogenic and not licensed for use for infants younger than 6 months of age.”

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