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Maternal Immunization

Pfizer is at the forefront of this field, focused on developing maternal vaccines against diseases that pose a significant threat to infants shortly after birth with the goal of helping to give millions of babies around the world a better chance of surviving devastating infectious diseases and living a healthy life.

Four Questions About Vaccination During Pregnancy

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How Maternal Immunization Helps Protect Babies From Infections

Maternal immunization is a tool to help a pregnant woman pass on disease-specific antibodies to her fetus.

Sources

(1) Maternal Vaccination as an Essential Component of Life-Course Immunization and Its Contribution to Preventive Neonatology. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5981886/

(2) Immunization. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30913173

(3) World Health Organization. Safety of Immunization during Pregnancy: A review of the evidence. https://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/publications/safety_pregnancy_nov2014.pdf?ua=1

(4) World Health Organization. Immunization coverage. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/immunization-coverage

(5) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why Maternal Vaccines Are Important. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pregnancy/hcp-toolkit/important-maternal-vaccines.html

(6) American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Immunization, Infectious Disease, and Public Health Preparedness Expert Work Group. https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Immunization-Infectious-Disease-and-Public-Health-Preparedness-Expert-Work-Group/Maternal-Immunization

(7) Pfizer. Press Release. https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer_begins_a_phase_1_2_study_to_evaluate_respiratory_syncytial_virus_rsv_vaccine-0

(8) U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA Briefing Document: Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting, May 17, 2018. https://www.fda.gov/media/113260/download

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