Less than QUARTER of pregnant women in the UK have had a Covid vaccine, official data shows

A report by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) today revealed just 10,486 (22 per cent of women) who gave birth in August had been given a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
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CONCLUSION: Administration of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines was not associated with an adverse effect on stimulation or early pregnancy outcomes after IVF. Our findings contribute to the growing body of evidence regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccination in women who are trying to conceive.PMID:35080199 | DOI:10.1097/AOG.0000000000004713
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AbstractBackgroundSeveral reports have been published about the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines on human health, and each vaccine has a different safety and efficacy profile. The aim of this study was to reveal the nature and classification of reported adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of the two COVID-19 vaccines (tozinameran and ChAdOx1) among citizens and residents living in Saudi Arabia, and show possible differences between the two vaccines and the differences between each batch on the health of populations.MethodsA cross-sectional study was conducted in Saudi Arabia between December 2020 and March ...
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Rachel, 38, said she was discouraged from having the Covid vaccine in the early days of the rolloutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA mother whose baby was stillborn while she was in hospital withCovid-19 has urged people to get vaccinated to save themselves the “agony” of becoming seriously ill with the virus.Rachel, 38, from Bilston in Wolverhampton, who did not wish to use her surname, was so unwell she did not realise she had given birth to her son Jaxon, at 24 weeks, in August, and was in a coma and in hospital for three and a half months after contracting the virus.Continue reading...
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In Scotland, as in the United States, vaccination rates of pregnant women are low, even though there is no evidence that the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines pose serious risks during pregnancy.
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The COVID era has brought us many new experiences: mask-wearing, remote schooling, sheltering in place. The majority of these have been onerous and dreary. It’s amazing how energy-sapping it is to just have to wait for something to be over. But now at last we can do a new activity! An activity that will help reduce the spread of COVID! An activity that takes us places we haven’t been before, from the comfort of our home! And that activity is sticking a swab up our noses and investigating what comes out. Testing for COVID at home, I would argue, is the project we’ve all been waiting for. It’s good f...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for public health professionals. 12 January 2022Updated background to include latest data on vaccine effectiveness and booster safety; clarified and corrected chronology of booster advice. Clarified clinical advice about vaccination of 5 to 11 year olds at high risk: interchangeability of adult, fractional and paediatric doses; management of 5 to 11s who are about to become immunosuppressed; advice on third primary doses for severe immunosuppression, including updated definitions for severe immunosuppression for younger children. 24 December 2021Updated to include JCVI adv...
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The government ’s campaign promoting boosters to those who are pregnant is vital, but it should have been done months agoViki Male is a lecturer in reproductive immunology at Imperial College LondonWhen you ’re pregnant, it’s understandable that you might feel cautious. After all, you’re told to avoid all sorts of things – soft cheeses, alcohol, certain medications – because they could be bad for the baby. You might find it surprising to be recommended a medical treatment that is still quite new.This partly explains why levels of Covid vaccination during pregnancy still seem to be relati...
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 6, 2022 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced new results from the largest study to date on the durability of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States (U.S.), showing that a single shot of the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine resulted in long-lasting protection for up to six months against COVID-19 breakthrough infections, hospitalizations, and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions. The study was sponsored by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson and conducted in partnership with the Department of Science-Aetion, Inc, and the Division of...
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There’s yet another colorful addition to the pandemic lexicon—“flurona”—but it doesn’t refer to a new variant or even a new condition. The made-up term describes simultaneous infection with both influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The two diseases do not combine to make some hybrid form of either virus, which makes “flurona” a bit of a fearmongering misnomer. But co-infection is becoming more common. Having COVID-19 and the flu at the same time has been a possibility since the beginning of the pandemic, but until now, rigorous safety precautions largely ...
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This report describes how COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy was not associated with preterm or small-for-gestational-age at birth compared with unvaccinated pregnant women.
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