PREVENT Releases Guidance On Ethical Inclusion Of Pregnant Women In Vaccine Research, Deployment
Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies: Pregnant Women & Vaccines Against Emerging Epidemic Threats
“This Guidance provides a roadmap for the ethically responsible, socially just, and respectful inclusion of the interests of pregnant women in the development and deployment of vaccines against emerging pathogens. … The Guidance … [specifies] 22 concrete recommendations, organized around three key areas: public health preparedness, R&D, and vaccine delivery. The recommendations are directed at a range of actors, including global and national policymakers, regional and national regulatory authorities, funders and sponsors, vaccine manufacturers, research institutions, trial networks and research groups, individual researchers, oversight bodies, ethics review committees, community advisory boards, and civil society organizations…” (December 2018).