Flu vaccines during pregnancy protect babies for 6 months after birth

Evidence shows that getting a flu jab during pregnancy provides substantial protection to young babies, but uptake in many countries is still concerningly low
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

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Around 4 million pregnant women have taken the Covid jab ever since the vaccine drive rolled out, which is a minuscule number given that estimates show there are 30 million of them in the country at any point.
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2022 Dec;81(1):2021684. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2021.2021684.ABSTRACTGiven the dynamic nature of the ongoing pandemic, public knowledge and perceptions about COVID-19 are evolving. Limited transportation options, inconsistent healthcare resources, and lack of water and sanitation infrastructure in many remote Alaskan communities located off the road system have contributed to the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic in these areas. We used longitudinal surveys to evaluate remote Alaskan residents' early vaccine acceptance, vaccine uptake and motivations, risk perceptions regarding COVID-19 vaccines, ...
Source: Rural Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
This study offers insight into obstetric individuals' perceptions and knowledge of the COVID-19 vaccine, and highlights areas where additional education and outreach may help obstetric individuals make informed decisions on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.PMID:35057715 | DOI:10.1080/08964289.2021.2023456
Source: Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
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.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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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Key content It is important to focus on preconception care in the well woman because prevention is better than treatment, and interventions commenced in pregnancy may have limited benefit. A lower socioeconomic status is associated with poorer maternal and neonatal outcomes, including gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), preterm birth (PTB), pre-eclampsia (PET), and small-for-gestational-age babies. Poor nutrition contributes to epigenetic dysregulation, which can alter gene expression and effect phenotypic change. A healthy diet during pregnancy, high in grains and vegetables, may help to reduce the risk of obesity, GDM, ...
Source: The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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...
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Epidemiology, COVID-19 Source Type: research
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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BBC Reality Check answers your vaccine concerns - from pregnancy fears to production speed.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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