FluMum: A cohort study to evaluate the benefits of flu vaccination in pregnancy

Project Details

A prospective cohort study of mother-infant pairs assessing the effectiveness of maternal influenza vaccination in prevention of influenza in early infancy

The aim of the FluMum cohort study is to evaluate the benefits of flu vaccination in pregnancy.  We want to find out if babies who are born to women who received a flu vaccine during pregancy are less likely to get the flu during their first 6 months of life than babies born to women who didn't receive the vaccine.  By the end of 2015, we aim to recruit 10,000 women throughout Australia.  Approximately 1,700 women and their babies will be recruited in Melbourne.

Researchers

Professor Terry Nolan

Funding

National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant: multicentre study

This study is administered by the Menzies School of Health Research with collaboration with  Darwin, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide

Research Group

Vaccine and Immunisation group research



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology, Child Health

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care



Key Contact

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