Skipping COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Brings Big Risks to Mothers, Babies

FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 -- Unvaccinated pregnant women are putting themselves and their baby at risk for serious complications of COVID-19, according to new research out of Scotland. For women who have the virus within 28 days of their delivery date,...
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Task force review of several studies involving around 65,000 pregnancies at different stages did not find any sign of an increased risk of pregnancy complications, miscarriages, preterm births or adverse effects in the unborn babies following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.
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Vaccine development is one of the major interventions in global health to date, playing a central role in reducing morbidity and mortality from infectious disease, including in pregnant women. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic vaccines were estimated to prevent 3 million deaths per year globally. Written by Dr Jo Parsons a post-doctoral researcher with a PhD in vaccine uptake in pregnancy and Dr Sarah Hillman, a GP and clinical lecturer at the University of Warwick, this screencast provides information on vaccinations within pregnancy including the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Introduction COVID-19 vaccines require enhanced safety monitoring after emergency approval. The Canadian National Vaccine Safety Network monitors the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and provides enhanced monitoring for healthy, auto-immune, immunocompromised, pregnant and breastfeeding populations and allows for the detection of safety signals. Methods and analysis Online participant reporting of health events in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals 12 years of age and older is captured in three surveys: 1 week after dose 1, 1 week after dose 2 and 7 months after dose 1. Medically attended events are followed up by telepho...
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Conditions:   COVID-19;   Pregnancy; Infection Intervention:   Biological: mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) Sponsor:   Johns Hopkins University Recruiting
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Study found perinatal mortality rate for women who gave birth
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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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COVID-19 vaccines are advised for pregnant women in the United Kingdom (UK) however COVID-19 vaccine uptake among pregnant women is inadequate.
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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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Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply and have played little role in the fight against the Omicron wave of infections. The problem is that production is not yet at full strength and that the pill considered to be far superior, Pfizer’s, takes six to eight months to manufacture. While the supply is expected to improve dramatically in the coming months, doctors are clamoring for the pills now, not just because Omicron is causing an explosion of cases but because two antibody drugs that were once the go-to treatments don’t wor...
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Scottish researchers found vaccination in pregnancy did not increase the risk of complications, but Covid-19 did.
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