- For Experts
A new generation of maternal vaccines differs from traditional vaccines in one important respect: The vaccines primarily benefit the unborn child, rather than the mother who is being vaccinated. As four public health experts from Emory University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill write in the magazine Science, the new vaccines require medical professionals to adopt a new paradigm when it comes to promoting maternal vaccination. The article will engage public health professionals and anyone concerned with medical ethics.
About the Authors
A.T. Chamberlain, J.V. Lavery, A. White and S.B. Omer are public health experts at Emory University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, respectively.