Vaccinations in Pregnancy

VACCINATIONS IN PREGNANCY

5 Talks

In recent years there has been increasing focus on the requirements for midwives to offer vaccinations in the antenatal period and beyond. Knowledge of the conditions underlying these vaccinations and the timing and effect of them is therefore of importance in order to provide appropriate information for parents to make informed choices. This box set provides talks on the significance of the midwives role, and guidelines to help midwives give up-to-date advice, and support women and families.

Why do we vaccinate in pregnancy

Why do we vaccinate in pregnancy?

2015  |  29 mins  | Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Helen Campbell, Senior Clinical Scientist, Immunisation and Countermeasures, National Infection Service, Public Health England, highlights why the childhood immunisation pregnancy is important. Focussing particularly on pertussis, Helen reveals the statistical increase in infants developing the disease prior to the first childhood vaccine. She introduces the current programme to boost immunity in pregnant women to help protect their infants. The impact of the programme is demonstrated. Helen also provides explanation of the use of the flu vaccine in pregnancy and provides data on its impact.

Helen Campbell, Senior Clinical Scientist, Immunisation and Countermeasures, National Infection Service, Public Health England

Effectiveness of a lead midwife on the uptake of flu vaccination

Effectiveness of a lead midwife on the uptake of flu vaccination

2016  |  16 mins  |  Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Lynne Taylor, Flu Champion Midwife, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, describes the importance of the flu vaccine for women and infants in pregnancy. She describes the role of the flu champion in Wales, and recruitment and training for the champions. She highlights the role in promoting the uptake of the vaccine, including aspect of advertising, relationship with pharmacy to ensure stocks required as well as auditing the uptake. Lynne also addresses some of the challenges to the role and shows how the role has made an impact.

Lynne Taylor, Flu Champion Midwife, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Hepatitis B Antenatal Screening and Immunisation

Hepatitis B Antenatal screening and immunisation

2021  |  31 mins  |  Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Pat Schan, Programme Clinical Advisor and David Green, Nurse Consultant for immunisations, Public Health England, present information on the Hepatitis B antenatal screening and selective neonatal immunisation project. They explain the Hepatitis B virus and its impact globally. Current maternity screening pathways are introduced along with the immunisation programme. Resources from Public Health England for parents are presented. The talk concludes with answering questions.

Pat Schan, Programme Clinical Advisor, Public Health England
David Green, Nurse Consultant for immunisations, Public Health England

Pregnancy - planning a pregnancy - breastfeeding and vaccination against COVID

Pregnancy, Planning a pregnancy, breastfeeding and vaccination against COVID

2021  |  21 mins  |  Vaccinations in Pregnancy

In this webinair, David Green, Nurse Consultant for immunisations, Public Health England, discusses the COVID infection in pregnancy and the potential impact on women and babies. He introduces the vaccination against COVID infection and the plans for providing vaccination during pregnancy. He explains the knowledge around breastfeeding and the current vaccines. David also provides information on current resources available and answers questions.

David Green, Nurse Consultant for immunisations, Public Health England

COVID Vaccine - safety comparisons and misinformation

COVID Vaccine – Safety, comparisons and misinformation

2021  |  24 mins  |  Understanding Better Births

Linda Machakaire, Director of Midwifery & Lead Neonatal Nursing, Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust, shares stories around her personal and professional journey during the Covid pandemic. She relates some of the concerns raised by black and Asian staff as more was understood about the impact on the virus. She also explains the mistrust of the vaccine in the black community and the reasons for the reluctance to take up the programme. Linda advises to speak to women individually to allay their fears at every opportunity.

Linda Machakaire, Director of Midwifery & Lead Neonatal Nursing, Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust

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