A/NJ/8/76 influenza vaccination program: effects on maternal health and pregnancy outcome

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1981 Jun 1;140(3):240-5. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(81)90267-2.


One hundred eighty-nine women who were immunized with Influenza A/New Jersey/8/76 virus vaccine (InfA/NJ) just prior to or during their pregnancy were compared with a control group of 517 pregnant women who did not receive the vaccine. This longitudinal, prospective study demonstrated no association between immunization with InfA/NJ and maternal, perinatal, or infant complications. No teratogenicity was demonstrated, and the two groups of infants did not differ in physical or neurological assessments at birth and at 8 weeks of life.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / etiology
  • Influenza Vaccines / adverse effects*
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy*
  • Prospective Studies
  • United States


  • Influenza Vaccines