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The Pediatric Forum
June 2007

Interpretation of Maternal Influenza Study Should Not Discourage Immunization Efforts

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Copyright 2007 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2007

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(6):618. doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.6.618-a

I read with interest the article by France et al1 in the December issue of the Archives, which is the second article to demonstrate that influenza vaccination in mothers does not impact respiratory tract illness rates in their infants.2 While the authors state that vaccination is still recommended, pediatricians must ensure the data are interpreted in the proper context.