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The Continuous Textbook of Women’s Medicine Series

Obstetric Module
Volume 17

Maternal immunisation

Edited by

Professor Asma Khalil
Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine
St George's University of London, St George's Hospital, London, UK

and Professor Flor Munoz-Rivas
Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA


Section A – Introduction

Available late 2022

Maternal-infant Health: Global Needs and Role of Vaccines

Asma Khalil and Flor Munoz-Rivas

Available late 2022

Focus on the Pregnant Person’s General Health and Obstetric-Specific Issues as Background for Potential Increased Risk of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Rahul J D’Mello and Bernard Gonik

Section B – Vaccines Currently Recommended in Pregnancy

Available late 2022


Clare L Cutland and Nisha Makan

Available late 2022


Marta Nunes

Available late 2022


Elke Leuridan and Kirsten Maertens

Available late 2022

COVID-19 Current Status of Research and Clinical Recommendations

Asma Khalil

Available late 2022

Vaccination in Pregnancy in Specific Circumstances and those Contraindicated in Pregnancy

Kimberly Fortner

Available late 2022

Vaccines in the Postpartum Period and Lactation

Christine E Jones and Kate MI Ralph

Available late 2022

Neonatal Immunisation

Arnaud Marchant and Tobias Kollmann

Section C – Future Vaccines for Use in Pregnancy

Available late 2022

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Shabir Madhi

Available late 2022

Group B Streptococcus

Kirsty Le Doare, Sarah Sturrock and Rossul Al-Bahadili

Available late 2022


Mark Schleiss

Available late 2022

Zika Virus

Marco Aurelio Palazzi Safadi

Available late 2022

Vaccines to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy

Azucena Bardají, Alfredo Mayor, Patrick E Duffy and Clara Menéndez

Available late 2022

Preventing Hepatitis E Disease During Pregnancy

Brittany L Kmush, Katerina Rok Song, Md Koushik Ahmed, Hanna Maroofi and Julia Lynch

Section D – Vaccines Against Emerging Infectious Diseases

Available late 2022


Beth-Ann Coller

Available late 2022

Lassa Fever

Sylvanus Akhalufo Okogbenin and Akhere Asogun Danny

Section E – Vaccine Safety

Available late 2022

Safety of Vaccination During Pregnancy

Deshayne B Fell, Siri E Håberg and Annette K Regan

Available late 2022

Maternal and Neonatal Safety Surveillance Systems

Andy Stergachis and Esperanca Sevene

Section F – Vaccine Efficacy

Available late 2022

Assessment of Efficacy and Effectiveness of Vaccines in Pregnant Women and their Infants

Milagritos Tapia

Available late 2022

Maternal and Neonatal Disease Surveillance Systems for Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Pierre Buekens and Mabel Berrueta

Section G – Vaccine Acceptance and Delivery

Available late 2022

Coverage and Acceptance of Maternal Vaccines. Challenges and Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) vs. High-Income Countries (HIC)

Pauline Paterson, Clarissa Simas and Heidi J Larson

Available late 2022

The Role of Maternal Health Providers to Protect Pregnant Women Through Vaccination

Isabela Covelli Velez and Alisa Kachikis

Section H – Research of Vaccines in Pregnancy

Available late 2022

Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Research in the Era of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Technologic Advances that Allow for the Rapid Development of Vaccines

Karin Bok and Flor Munoz-Rivas

Available late 2022

The Relevance of Ethically just Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Vaccine Research and Implementation

Annie Lyerly