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Laura Smeaton

Screening and immunisation coordinator, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

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Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: A review

Influenza (or ‘flu’) is a highly infectious viral illness of the respiratory tract, with a usual incubation period of 1–3 days (Public Health England, 2013a) It can be spread by respiratory droplets,...

Prevention of neonatal whooping cough in England: The essential role of the midwife

Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable disease of global public health significance Estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO, 2011) suggest that, in 2008, about 16 million cases of pertussis...

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