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From ACOG's Research Department:

Swamy, Greeta K., Heine, R. Phillips. Vaccinations for Pregnant Women. Obstet Gynecol. 2014. posted ahead of print

Glass NE, Schulkin J, CHamany S, Riley LE, Schuchat A, Schrag S. Opportunities to reduce overuse of antibiotics for perinatal group B streptococcal disease prevention and managemetn of preterm premature rupture of membranes. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Mar;13(1):5-10.

Kissin DM, Power ML, Kahn EB, Williams JL, Jamieson DJ, MacFarlane K, SchulkinJ, Zhang Y, Callaghan WM. Attitudes and practices of obstetrician-gynecologists regarding influenza vaccination in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Nov;118(5):1074-80.

Leddy MA, Anderson BL, Gall S, Schulkin J. Obstetrician-gynecologists and the HPV vaccine: practice patterns, beliefs, and knowledge. J PediatrAdolescGynecol. 2009 Aug;22(4):239-46

Leddy MA, Anderson BL, Power ML, Gall S, GonikB, Schulkin J. Changes in and current status of obstetrician-gynecologists' knowledge, attitudes, and practice regarding immunization. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2009 Dec;64(12):823-9.

Leddy MA, Anderson BL,Gall S, Gonik B, Schulkin J. Changes in Immunization Practices, Knowledge and Beliefs of M ichigan Obstetrician-Gynecologists Since 2000. Mich J of Pub Health 2009;3(1):20-46

Leddy MA, Gonik B, Schulkin J. Obstetrician-gynecologists and perinatal infections: a review of studies of the Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network (2005-2009). Infect Dis Obste tGynecol. 2010;2010:583950. Epub 2010 Nov 11.

Power ML, Leddy MA, Anderson BL, Gall SA, Gonik B, Schulkin J. Obstetrician-gynecologists' practices and perceived knowledge regarding immunization. Am J PrevMed. 2009 Sep;37(3):231-4. Epub2009 Jul 10.

NEW! R.B. Perkins, B.L. Anderson, S.S. Gorin, J. Schulkin. Challenges in Cervical Cancer Prevention: A Survey of U.S. Obstetrician-Gynecologists. Am J Prev Med, 45 (2) (2013), pp. 175–181

Schrag SJ, Fiore AE, Gonik B, Malik T, Reef S, Singleton JA, Schuchat A, Schulkin J. Vaccination and perinatal infection prevention practices among obstetrician-gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Apr;101(4):704-10.

Watt JP, Schuchat A, Erickson K, Honig JE, Gibbs R, Schulkin J. Group B streptococcal disease prevention practices of obstetrician-gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Jul;98(1):7-13.

Additional ACOG Research:

Improving Ob-Gyn Immunization Services for Comprehensive Women's Health Care

The College received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 5 U66 IP 0001 18-03) to create and implement immunization trainings for ob-gyns in ACOG's District V (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan). The goals of the project were:
1) Create and expand ob-gyn practice-based immunization programs
2) Increase the types and doses of immunization provided in ob-gyn practices
3) Create a sustainable partnership between ob-gyn practices and each of the four participating state health departments' (SHD) immunization programs that would be able to provide resources after the conclusion of the project.
Click here to view a poster from the 2012 ACM with the project findings. Click here to view a presentation with additional findings and lessons learned given at CDC's 10th Conference of Immunization and Health Coalitions.

Additional Research:

NEW! The Agency for Healthcare Reserach and Quality (AHRQ) has released in the journal Pediatrics a report entitled "Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization of US Children: A Systematic Review"

The journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has published "Effectiveness of Seasonal Trivalent Influenza Vaccine for Preventing Influenza virus Illness Among Pregnant Women: A Population-Based Case-Control Study During the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Influenza Seasons."

The journal Pediatrics has published a new research article discussing the epidemiology of influenza-associated deaths in children. Click here to read. The article emphasizes the importance of the annual influenza recommendation for all children greater than six months of age. 

The Trust for America's Health has released a report, "Past Low Flu Vaccination Rates and Gaps in Flu Policies Contribute to Vaccine Shortages and Other Problems in Preparedness: Fewer than Half of Americans Vaccinated for Flu Last Season."

Published as a supplement for the June 2011 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology:  Emerging Issues in the Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Influenza among Pregnant Women in the US .

A study linking autism and the MMR vaccine has been found to be incorrect and has been retracted by The Lancet. See commentary in The Lancet.

Provider Resource: The Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System (VAMPSS) is a collaboration between the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (AAAAI) and the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists Research Center (OTIS). VAMPSS is a new post-marketing surveillance system to monitor the use and safety of vaccines and medications during pregnancy. Additionally, OTIS conducts pregnancy studies independently. Click here for more information.

Last Updated: 2/18/2014

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