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Maternal vaccination against influenza and pertussis is our primary strategy to prevent these infections in young infants. However, information on the safety and immunogenicity of influenza and pertussis vaccination in pregnant women taking immunosuppressive medications and immune responses to vaccines in their infants is lacking because as a group they are excluded from drug trials.
Assess the safety and immunogenicity of influenza and pertussis vaccination in pregnant women taking biological disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) and the immune responses to vaccines in their infants.
Prospective multicentre recruitment of pregnant women on immunosuppressive medication to determine antibody responses to acellular pertussis (dTpa) and influenza vaccines during pregnancy and antibody responses in infants of these mothers following their routine infant vaccinations through serology testing.
Recruiting (contact Dr Ketaki Sharma at email@example.com for more information)
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