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Vaccines for Use During Pregnancy to Protect Young Infants from Disease – FDA Update

DATE:  June 30, 2016
TIME:  1:00pm EDT
LENGTH:  30 minutes

Did you know that vaccinating pregnant women may protect the mother and/or her infant from infectious diseases?

Vaccines, as with all products regulated by FDA, undergo a rigorous review of laboratory and clinical data to ensure their safety and effectiveness.  Currently, there are no vaccines approved by FDA specifically for use during pregnancy to protect the infant.

On Thursday, June 30th, FDA hosted a webinar on the use of vaccines during pregnancy to benefit both the mother and the infant.  Marion Gruber, PhD, Director, Office of Vaccines Research and Review with FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, discussed how vaccinating mothers during pregnancy may protect young infants against infectious diseases, the global interest in this topic, and the role of FDA in assuring these vaccines are safe and effective.

After the presentation, there was an opportunity to ask questions.

Presentation Slides: Vaccines For Use in Pregnancy to Protect Young Infants from Disease (PDF - 761KB)

View recorded webinar:  https://collaboration.fda.gov/p3pn03mr0z6/

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