Neonatal immunization: where do we stand
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 04/28/2011
Wood N et al. – Neonatal immunization may be a well tolerated and effective preventive strategy against early life pathogens. Research to better understand how neonatal vaccine responses are elicited and to identify optimal early life adjuvants and formulations may broaden neonatally vaccine–preventable diseases to pertussis, rotavirus and possibly influenza, further reducing disease burden in this vulnerable group. Hurdles to neonatal vaccination include safety concerns, both immunological and clinical, demonstration of vaccine efficacy and public acceptance.