Vaccine safety surveillance in pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries using GAIA case definitions: A feasibility assessment

Anke L. Stuurman, Margarita Riera, Smaragda Lamprianou, Silvia Perez-Vilar, Steven A. Anderson, Punam Mangtani, Hugo Devlieger, Thomas Verstraeten, Patrick L.F. Zuber, Christine Guillard Maure
2018 Vaccine  
Global efforts to adequately monitor safety of new vaccines for pregnant women in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are needed. The Global Alignment of Immunization Safety Assessment in pregnancy (GAIA) project recently published case definitions based on levels of diagnostic certainty for pregnancy- and neonatal outcomes and maternal vaccination. As a preliminary step to assessing the applicability of these definitions in LMICs, WHO selected sites and conducted a feasibility assessment
more » ... evaluate their ability to identify and classify selected outcomes (preterm birth, neonatal death, neonatal invasive bloodstream infection (NI-BSI), stillbirth) and maternal vaccination.
doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.09.033 pmid:30266486 fatcat:3pt3xb6adzbgfh2xz57bdqop54