Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Maternal immunization: challenges and opportunities

24 - 26 September 2012, Les Pensières, Annecy (France)

While maternal vaccination may have the potential to improve substantially disease prevention, it also poses many challenges, including:

  • pregnancy-related suppression of maternal immune responses;

  • blunting of the infant’s responses to her/his own vaccinations;

  • actual versus perceived safety risks;

  • legal and liability concerns;

  • special regulatory requirements, including safety surveillance;

  • logistics of the vaccination itself;

  • carrying out appropriate monitoring.

The purpose of this seminar is to bring together experts and interested individuals from various disciplines to explore the foregoing and other challenges as well as the opportunities of maternal immunization.

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