Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy: Influenza Seasons 2002–2012, Vaccine Safety DatalinkPregnant women are at risk for influenza-related complications and have been recommended for vaccination by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) since 1990. Annual rates of influenza coverage of pregnant women have been consistently low. The Vaccine Safety Datalink was used to assess influenza vaccine coverage over 10 consecutive years (2002–2012); assess patterns related to changes in ACIP recommendations; identify predictors of vaccination; and compare the results with those published by national U.S.
Vaccinations Given During Pregnancy, 2002–2009: A Descriptive StudyA number of studies have described influenza vaccination coverage during pregnancy but few publications have described rates of other vaccinations.
Mortality Rates and Cause-of-Death Patterns in a Vaccinated PopulationDetermining the baseline mortality rate in a vaccinated population is necessary to be able to identify any unusual increases in deaths following vaccine administration. Background rates are particularly useful during mass immunization campaigns and in the evaluation of new vaccines.