CDC. MMWR. 2012;61:113-118
From September 2009 to May 2010, the median state coverage for seasonal
influenza vaccination among pregnant women in the United States was 47.1% and
40.4% for pH1N1 influenza vaccination, according to findings published in a
recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Researchers analyzed data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring
System (PRAMS) to determine the
influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women from 29
states and New York City. Women had live births during the 2009-2010 influenza
The estimated median percentage of women reporting that they received
both the seasonal influenza vaccine and the
pH1N1 influenza vaccination was 28.5%. The estimated
percentage of women reporting that they received only one of the vaccines was
Women who reported that a health care provider recommended an influenza
vaccine were more likely to get vaccinated during their pregnancy. The median
prevalence of a health care provider recommending seasonal influenza
vaccination was 70.7%, whereas the median prevalence of a health care provider
recommending pH1N1 vaccination was 73.3%.
Disclosure: The researchers report no relevant disclosures.