The FluMum Study investigated the benefits of the 'Flu vaccine in pregnancy.
Does 'Flu vaccine in pregnancy help prevent Flu in babies? FluMum was a 4 year national study to find out whether the babies of mothers who had an influenza ('Flu) vaccine while they were pregnant were less likely to get influenza than the babies of mothers who didn't get the 'Flu vaccine while they were pregnant.
The study concluded in 2015.
What did FluMum involve?
Participants were asked some questions about themselves and their pregnancy.
Volunteers could participate in the study regardless of whether they had a 'Flu vaccine or not.
There were no blood tests or procedures.
After an initial questionnaire, participants were contacted when their baby turned six months of age for a follow up questionnaire.
Volunteers were eligible to participate if:
During the recruitment period:
Were aged 17 years and over;
Had had a baby in the past 8 weeks OR;
Were at least 38 weeks pregnant;
Were not planning to move overseas in the 6 months after your baby is born;