Vaccination in pregnancy

Min Jeong Oh

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    Over the past few decades, eradication and reduction of vaccine-preventable diseases through immunization has increased life expectancy by reducing mortality. Pregnant women are at risk for vaccine-preventable disease-related morbidity and mortality and adverse pregnancy outcomes, including congenital anomalies, spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, and low birth weight. In addition to providing direct maternal benefit, vaccination during pregnancy likely provides direct fetal and neonatal benefit through passive immunity. Despite the impact of immunization, vaccination in pregnancy is still inadequate. This article reviews types of vaccine and vaccines recommended during pregnancy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)523-528
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of the Korean Medical Association
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul


    • Passive immunity
    • Pregnancy
    • Pregnancy outcomes
    • Vaccine

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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