Antenatal pertussis vaccination: Are we implementing best evidence into practice?

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Abstract

Maternal immunisation is the most effective strategy to reduce infant morbidity and mortality from pertussis infection, and is now standard of care in many countries, including Australia. However, uptake cannot be guaranteed unless the barriers to implementing programs locally are understood. Education and resources for antenatal care providers, embedding vaccination within antenatal care, and provision of culturally appropriate information for pregnant women are integral to a successful antenatal vaccination program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-555
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • maternal immunisation
  • pertussis
  • vaccine acceptance
  • vaccine attitudes
  • vaccines in pregnancy

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