Vaccination in pregnancy: What India needs
Sarbjeet Sharma and Madhu Nagpal
: J Clin Exp Oncol
Globally in general & in resource poor countries like India in particular, immunization during pregnancy is a vital and cost-effective strategy that significantly reduces maternal illness and improves fetal outcomes besides imparting initial protection to the neonate against vaccine preventable diseases and associated complications. While routine inactivated vaccines, bacterial vaccines & toxoids are recommended to pregnant women, all live vaccines should be avoided because of a theoretical risk to the developing fetus. There is need for increased awareness among people& enhanced government initiative for widespread implementation of vaccination in pregnancy.
Sharma is the chairman of JURISTA LEGALIS and is based in New Delhi, India. He is a Lawyer, an academician, doctor of philosophy in international relations. Over the past 33 years Dr. Sharma is known for his knowledge and experience and has led complex situations of law to success stories for various matters working with domestic and international clients. He has been representing prestigious clients before various state High Courts & the Supreme Court of India. His experience includes joint venture agreements, Business contracts and advising on different laws.
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