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New Study: Flu Shots in Pregnancy May Help Newborns
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New Study: Flu Shots in Pregnancy May Help Newborns

From the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology:

"Our results indicate that hospitalized infants whose mothers received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were 45-48% less likely to have laboratory-confirmed influenza during their first influenza season compared with infants of unvaccinated mothers."

"Given that infants less than 6 months of age have the highest hospitalization rate among all children and that the vaccine is not licensed for that age group, these data support that infants born to vaccinated mothers benefit from the transfer of maternally derived antibodies."

"Our results support the current influenza vaccination recommendation for pregnant women."

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