Ratio presents: Vaccines during pregnancy

Ratio presents: Vaccines during pregnancy

17.11.2020 (20:00) | ONLINE | ВХОД: СВОБОДЕН

>>> Събитието ще се проведе на английски. The event will be held in English <<<

Nearly half of all the deaths in children under the age of 5 now happen in the first month of life. And around a third are due to infections, many of which could be prevented by vaccines. However, the newborn is not yet vaccinated and remains very susceptible until life-saving childhood vaccines close this “window of vulnerability” in its early life. 👶

One of the approaches that are shown to be effective is vaccinating women during pregnancy against certain conditions that can affect the baby, such as tetanus, flu, and whooping cough. 🤰

This talk will go through the mechanisms that can regulate immunity to infection in newborn babies, the role of natural and vaccine-induced maternal antibodies and the recommended vaccines for pregnant women.

Professor Beate Kampmann will talk us over the use of vaccines during pregnancy in emergencies like the current pandemic, the available safety data and the issues of acceptance, as well as how we can share information with pregnant women and families.

 

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