“Vaccinating Pregnant Women against influenza gives a 3 for 1 benefit:
- protects the woman during pregnancy and in the early months of motherhood
- protects the young infant by trans-placental antibodies
- protects the young infant by antibodies in breast milk.”
Elizabeth McCarthy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Melbourne, Perinatal Center, Mercy Hospital for Women.