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Volume 41, Issue 5
Publication date: November 1, 2015
Expiration date: November 1, 2018

The Evolving Maternal-Fetal Vaccine Platform
Bernard Gonik, MD (Moderator)
Professor and Fann Srere Endowed Chair of Perinatal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Linda O. Eckert, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington

Geeta K. Swamy, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Director, Obstetrics Clinical Research; Lead Chair, Duke University Health System, Institutional Review Board, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe the benefits of maternal vaccination for the mother and fetus.
2. Describe which vaccine types can be used in pregnancy and which are contraindicated.
3. List the steps needed to develop a viable office-based vaccine program.
4. Discuss travel-related vaccine recommendations in pregnancy.
5. Describe new research initiatives with maternal vaccination to protect the newborn against group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus.
6. Discuss medicolegal aspects of maternal vaccination, including how the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is useful in this regard.

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