Can maternal flu shots during pregnancy negatively impact early childhood health outcomes?

August 10, 2020

A literature review in Pediatrics sought to understand more about the possible impacts.

Little is known about whether maternal vaccinations during pregnancy impact early childhood health outcomes in children. A literature review in Pediatrics sought to understand more about the possible impacts.

Of 3647 records, 9 met the inclusion criteria and all had a study period between 1980 and 2012. In these few studies, researchers found that in-utero exposure to an influenza vaccine was not linked to adverse outcomes in early childhood but emphasize the need for further research.

For details on this literature review, visit Contemporary Pediatrics.