A quantitative modeling approach can be used to predict the optimal time to administer influenza vaccine during pregnancy to provide protection to infants at birth.
A M&S model was built to offer an alternate approach to dedicated timing studies to determine the best time to vaccinate pregnant women.
Infants face a gap in protection against influenza between birth and the time of vaccination. Thus, maternal immunization is the only way to prevent flu infection in pregnant women and newborns. Our current understanding of the optimal timing of vaccination is rudimentary. Watch this webinar with Dr. Michael Dodds to learn how modeling and simulation (M&S) offers an alternate approach to dedicated clinical studies to determine the best time to vaccine pregnant women against influenza.