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New Cohort Study: Maternal Influenza A(H1N1) Immunization during Pregnancy and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Offspring


A recent cohort study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine Journal examined the risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring of patients who were vaccinated against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 during pregnancy. This large cohort study found no association between maternal H1N1 vaccination during pregnancy and risk for autism spectrum disorder in the offspring. 

ACOG recommends that obstetrician–gynecologists and other health care professionals should counsel pregnant patients about the safety and benefits of influenza immunization for themselves and their fetuses and advocate for the benefits of passive immunity from maternal immunization for their newborns.

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