• Flu, pertussis vaccines safe during pregnancy, regardless of trimester

    13 days ago - By Healio

    A recent prospective cohort study found that regardless of the trimester of vaccination, women who received the influenza and pertussis vaccines did not have adverse birth outcomes compared with unvaccinated mothers.
    Although both vaccines were previously considered safe during pregnancy, no large-scale maternal or infant perinatal safety data were available, researchers said. WHO's Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety specifically cited a lack of data regarding the safety of the inactivated influenza vaccine given during the first trimester of pregnancy.
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