A Pilot Study Showing a Stronger H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Response during Pregnancy in Women Who Subsequently Deliver Preterm

Sandra Andorf, Sanchita Bhattacharya, Brice Gaudilliere, Gary M. Shaw, David K. Stevenson, Atul J. Butte, Marina Sirota
2019 Journal of Reproductive Immunology  
Preterm birth (PTB), or the delivery of an infant prior to 37 weeks of gestation, is a major health concern. Although a variety of social, environmental, and maternal factors have been implicated in PTB, causes of preterm labor have remained largely unknown. There is evidence of effectiveness and safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy, however fewer studies have looked at vaccination response as an indicator of an innate host response that may be associated with adverse pregnancy
more » ... mes. We carried out a pilot study to analyze the flu vaccine response during pregnancy of women who later deliver preterm or term.
doi:10.1016/j.jri.2019.02.004 pmid:30852461 pmcid:PMC6456418 fatcat:b6lw5b7hm5e7vmk4ebif33owlm