I remember during my second pregnancy seeing an ad informing me that I could pass along whooping cough to my baby. At the time, I didn’t know what whooping cough was or what I could do about that. Looking back, I’m not even sure what they wanted me to do.
Now, years too lot, I am sure what women expecting a baby can do about whooping cough (pertussis) and their young children. They can do the same thing concerning influenza, as well.
Our latest podcast episode is not a commercial about pregnant women getting vaccinated. It is a deep dive into the history and the science behind maternal immunization and a glance into the future. To cover this topic, we talked to Dr. Flor Munoz, an associate professor of pediatrics/infectious disease at Baylor College of Medicine and an infectious disease specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital. She serves on immunization committees for both the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American College of Obstetrics and Pediatrics (ACOG).