Vaccinating in Pregnancy: Opportunities and Challenges.
The continuum of preconception, antenatal period, fourth trimester, and interconception period are a critical time for comprehensive care to advance maternal-child health and deliver family-centered care. Immunizations are a key component of this care delivery; however, there are intricacies around indications of vaccinations during this key period. Both active immunity to the individual receiving the vaccine as well as passive immunity passed to the fetus during pregnancy highlight the benefits of this care. Understanding the indications and benefits of vaccine administration during this continuum is critical for providers caring for individuals of reproductive age.
Published In/Presented At
Schieber, A., & O'Gurek, D. (2020). Vaccinating in Pregnancy: Opportunities and Challenges. Primary care, 47(3), 443–452. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pop.2020.05.001
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine