Pneumococcal vaccination during pregnancy was thought to be the way of preventing pneumococcal disease during the first month of life. From studies with 280 participants (Chaithongwongwatthana 2006), it was concluded that there was no adverse effect on pregnancy and on the health of the newborn. However, there was no evidence that pneumococcal vaccination during pregnancy reduced neonatal infection.
Recommendation. There are no indications to vaccinate against neonatal pneumococcal infection during pregnancy. On the other hand, vaccination does not seem to be harmful for the fetus, and does not require any intervention,
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