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FluMum: a prospective cohort study of mother-infant pairs assessing the effectiveness of maternal influenza vaccination in prevention of influenza in early infancy

O'Grady, Kerry-Ann; McHugh (previously Mulhearn), Lisa; Nolan, Terry; Richmond, Peter; Wood, Nicholas; Marshall, Helen; Lambert, Stephen B; Chatfield, Mark D; Andrews, Ross


Introduction: Influenza vaccination in pregnancy is recommended for all women in Australia, particularly those who will be in their second or third trimester during the influenza season. However, there has been no systematic monitoring of influenza vaccine uptake among pregnant women in Australia. Evidence is emerging of benefit to the infant with respect to preventing influenza infection in the first 6 months of life. The FluMum study aims to systematically monitor influenza vaccine uptake...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005676
Access Rights: Open Access


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