January 17, 2013

H1N1 Flu Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy

By Logan Lafferty

A new study confirms that giving H1N1 flu vaccines to pregnant women during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was safe for them and their babies, and likely reduced the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth…The Norwegian study — supported by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the U.S. National Institutes of Health — involved a slightly different H1N1 vaccine from that used in the USA, says Gregory Poland, a professor and vaccine researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Norwegians added an adjuvant to their vaccine, which is intended to produce a stronger immune response.


USA Today by Liz Szabo

Tags: Gregory Poland, H1N1 flu, Immunology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, pregnancy, Research, U.S. National Institutes of Health, USA Today, vaccine, Women's Health

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