Prevention of pertussis from birth through maternal immunisation [ 2013 - 2017 ]

Also known as: Protecting infants from whooping cough through maternal immunisation

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Kirsten Perrett (Principal investigator)

Brief description Whooping cough or pertussis is a significant cause of death in infants worldwide. Newborns remain at risk until they have received 1 to 2 doses of pertussis vaccine (around 4 months of age). My project involves investigating whether giving pertussis vaccine in the third trimester of pregnancy provides passive protection (via transplacental transfer of antibody) to the infant in sufficient levels for protection against whooping cough in early infancy.

Funding Amount $AUD 197,657.34

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes Health Professional Research ECF

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