Knowledge and acceptance of influenza and pertussis vaccinations among pregnant women of low socioeconomic status in Turkey

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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research

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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...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Parenting Pregnancy Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs
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]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
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 ...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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...
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
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.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: IDSOG Abstract Source Type: research
Authors: Shukralla H, Coory M PMID: 31763697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Most US mothers-to-be (65%) have not been vaccinated for both influenza and pertussis, according to a CDC report.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections Source Type: research
Authors: Kong KL, Giles ML, Wallace EM PMID: 31680257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
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