Dismantling the Taboo against Vaccines in Pregnancy
AbstractVaccinating pregnant women in order to protect them, the fetus, and the child has become universal in no way at all. Prejudice in health professionals add to fears of women and their families. Both these feelings are not supported by even the smallest scientific data. Harmlessness for the mother and the child has been observed for seasonal, pandemic, or quadrivalent influenza, mono, combined polysaccharide or conjugated meningococcal or pneumococcal, tetanus toxoid, acellular pertussis, human papillomavirus, cholera, hepatitis A, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, anthrax, smallpox, yellow fever, mumps, measles and rubella combined, typhoid fever, inactivated or attenuated polio vaccines, and Bacillus Calmétte Guerin vaccines. Instead, the beneficial effects of influenza vaccine for the mother and the child as well as of pertussis vaccine for the child have been demonstrated. Obstetrician-gynecologists, general practitioners, and midwives must incorporate vaccination into their standard clinical care. Strong communication strategies effective at reducing parental vaccine hesitancy and approval of regulatory agencies for use of vaccines during pregnancy are needed. It must be clear that the lack of pre-licensure studies in pregnant women and, consequently, the lack of a statement about the use of the vaccine in pregnant women does not preclude its use in pregnancy. View Full-Text
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de Martino, M. Dismantling the Taboo against Vaccines in Pregnancy. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 894.
de Martino M. Dismantling the Taboo against Vaccines in Pregnancy. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(6):894.Chicago/Turabian Style
de Martino, Maurizio. 2016. "Dismantling the Taboo against Vaccines in Pregnancy." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 6: 894.
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