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The Risks and Benefits of Repeated First Trimester Influenza Vaccination Against Pandemic H1N1

Friday, September 15, 2017   (0 Comments)

One of the cornerstones of pregnancy management, stemming from the unequivocally heightened risk of this condition for severe influenza, has been to routinely immunize all pregnant women against influenza. The influenza vaccine has been shown in multiple studies not to confer any increased risk to the pregnancy. A new study, published in Vaccine, in which the rate of miscarriage was found to increase subsequent to first trimester vaccination against particular strains of the virus, is likely to spark policy discussions regarding this practice.


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