Knowledge and acceptance of influenza and pertussis vaccinations among pregnant women of low socioeconomic status in Turkey
The rise of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and hepatitis, in the United States and around the globe has been alarming in recent years. For women — especially those hoping to become pregnant, as well as women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby — vaccines can be a worrisome topic. There are many misconceptions about vaccine safety in and around pregnancy that can lead to confusion and unnecessary fear of a lifesaving medical tool. As a practicing ob/gyn, I often discuss vaccines with my patients and help them sort out fears versus facts. Which vaccines should you consider before concepti...
CONCLUSIONS: Most of the participants either pregnant women or healthcare workers were not vaccinated against pertussis and influenza. Dissemination of maternal immunization must be supported by the team work of healthcare professionals, authorities, universities, professional associations, stake holders, media and patients with current, evidence based knowledge. PMID: 31905497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: This review article provides an overview on the rationale and main mechanism of the maternal vaccination strategy and gives a summary about the current and possible future recommendations for maternal vaccination.What is Known:•Maternal vaccination has a far-reaching potential in the protection of both women and offspring.• Currently, tetanus, pertussis and influenza vaccination during pregnancy is recommended in some countries. Several new vaccines specifically designed for use in pregnancy are currently under development.What is New:•Review providing a timely overview of the rationale and main ...
Abstract Obstetricians' knowledge and perception of evidence-based recommendations may influence the uptake of antenatal tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccination. Our survey aimed to assess the knowledge, perception and practices of local obstetricians regarding delivery of antenatal Tdap and influenza vaccines, and perceived barriers to maternal immunisation. There was generally adequate knowledge that Tdap and influenza vaccination in pregnancy was safe, effective and beneficial. However, knowledge regarding recommendations in local guidelines was poorer for Tdap compared to influenza v...
To assess the safety and immunogenicity of simultaneous versus sequential tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) and quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV4) in pregnant woman and transplacental antibody transfer at delivery.
Authors: Shukralla H, Coory M PMID: 31763697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Most US mothers-to-be (65%) have not been vaccinated for both influenza and pertussis, according to a CDC report.
Conclusions: Despite the availability and broad use of pertussis containing vaccines in the setting of pregnancy and infants, use of these vaccines in Australian adults remains limited. These findings highlight a significant opportunity to improve awareness and uptake of pertussis containing vaccines in individuals with chronic respiratory disease.
Authors: Kong KL, Giles ML, Wallace EM PMID: 31680257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]