Title
Report on the adverse events following immunization (AEFI) with Tdap in pregnant women in Vietnam and Belgium Report on the adverse events following immunization (AEFI) with Tdap in pregnant women in Vietnam and Belgium
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Vietnam journal of preventive medicine
Volume/pages
1(2014) :1 , p. 80-83
ISSN
0868-2836
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Worldwide, infants under the age of 5 months, too young to be protected by the current infant vaccination programs, are most vulnerable to severe pertussis. On top of the cocoon strategy, vaccinating women between 20 and 32 weeks of pregnancy, increases the amount of maternal antibodies, which help to protect the newborns during those first months of life. In this study, the safety data of a joint prospective on-going study in Vietnam and Belgium on Tdap vaccination of pregnant women are presented
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