Marchi et al. in their article (Measles in pregnancy: a threat for Italian women? Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019 Jun 20:1–3) observed that 96.9% of pregnant women were positive for anti-measles IgG (with a higher risk of contracting measles in those aged 19–29 years) emphasizing the importance of serological screening before pregnancy. We evaluated seroprotection/seropositivity rates to Measles, Mumps and Rubella in 324 adults with an acquired immune-deficiency needing an immunization program. We found that younger patients (20–29 years) had a seroprevalence below 85%. Overall, a relevant proportion (21.6%, 54/250) of patients was susceptible to at least one infection needing immunization. Our results confirm the usefulness of proper strategies for identifying individuals susceptible to vaccine-preventable infections and protecting them through vaccination.
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- Immunology and Allergy