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Global perspectives on immunization against SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy and priorities for future research: an international consensus paper from the World Association of Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders

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Abu-Raya, B, Madhi, SA, Omer, SB, Amirthalingam, G, Giles, ML, Flanagan, KL, Zimmermann, P, O'Ryan, M, Safadi, MA, Papaevangelou, V, Maertens, K, Wanlapakorn, N, Diaz-Brito, V, Tommelein, E and Esposito, S 2021 , 'Global perspectives on immunization against SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy and priorities for future research: an international consensus paper from the World Association of Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders' , Frontiers in Immunology, vol. 12 , doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.808064.

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Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in pregnancy is associated with a higher risk for severe morbidity and mortality when compared with infection in non-pregnant women of childbearing age. An increasing number of countries recommend immunization against SARS-CoV-2 in pregnant women. Recent studies provide preliminary and supportive evidence on safety, immunogenicity and effectiveness of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in pregnant women; however, important knowledge gaps remain which warrant further studies. This collaborative consensus paper provides a review of the current literature on COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women, identifies knowledge gaps and outlines priorities for future research to optimize protection against SARS-CoV-2 in the pregnant women and their infants.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Abu-Raya, B and Madhi, SA and Omer, SB and Amirthalingam, G and Giles, ML and Flanagan, KL and Zimmermann, P and O'Ryan, M and Safadi, MA and Papaevangelou, V and Maertens, K and Wanlapakorn, N and Diaz-Brito, V and Tommelein, E and Esposito, S
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, maternal immunization, pregnant women, maternal vaccination program
Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Immunology
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
ISSN: 1664-3224
DOI / ID Number: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.808064
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Copyright © 2021 Abu-Raya, Madhi, Omer, Amirthalingam, Giles, Flanagan, Zimmermann, ORyan, Safadi, Papaevangelou, Maertens, Wanlapakorn, Diaz-Brito, Tommelein and Esposito. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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