Regan, A., Moore, H. C., de Klerk, N., Omer, S. B., Shellam, G., Mak, D., & Effler, P. (2016). Seasonal trivalent influenza vaccination during pregnancy and the incidence of stillbirth: population-based retrospective cohort study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Early View (Online First).
Concern for the safety to the fetus is a commonly cited reason for vaccine refusal during pregnancy. Results from this investigation support the safety of seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy and suggest seasonal influenza vaccination may be protective against stillbirth.
Stillbirth; seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine; perinatal mortality; maternal immunization