JCVI meeting on pertussis immunisation: August 2012

JCVI held a meeting on 30 August 2012 about the immunisation of pregnant women against pertussis to protect their newborn infants.

The meeting covered discussions on:

  • introduction of a temporary programme to offer pregnant women immunisation against pertussis
  • monitoring the safety of the vaccine
  • effectiveness of prenatal immunisation against pertussis to protect young infants
  • evaluating the impact of the temporary programme on pertussis infection in infants
  • impact on routine immunisations
  • timings
  • a targeted communications campaign
  • careful evaluation of the impact of the programme
  • discontinuation of the programme
  • conclusion

Read Draft minutes of discussions on immunisation of pregnant women against pertussiss

 

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