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Pregnant Women Can Now take the COVID-19 Vaccines according to the US CDC

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  • The CDC is advising pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccines following the release of preliminary data from the biggest study on the demographic showed that Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and Moderna’s (NASDAQ:MRNA) jabs were safe for expectant mothers and their babies. Pregnant women are more likely to be hospitalised with a higher risk of death when infected with COVID-19, making vaccination very important among the population.
  • According to the results of the study, “No safety concerns were observed for people vaccinated in the third trimester or safety concerns for their babies,”  and therefore, “CDC recommends pregnant people receive COVID-19 vaccines.”
  • According to the figures from the study: The peer-reviewed study published by The New England Journal of Medicine showed no “obvious safety signals” among any of the 35,691 women who participated, with ages ranging from 16 to 54 years old. Injection-site pain was reported more frequently among pregnant persons than among non-pregnant women, whereas headache, myalgia, chills, and fever were reported less frequently. Of the 827 participants who completed their pregnancy, rates of miscarriage were the same as rates observed before the pandemic. The data covered the first 11 weeks of the U.S. vaccine rollout, from Dec. 14, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021.

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  • Conclusions: “Preliminary findings did not show obvious safety signals among pregnant persons who received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines,” according to the study. “However, more longitudinal follow-up, including follow-up of large numbers of women vaccinated earlier in pregnancy, is necessary to inform maternal, pregnancy, and infant outcomes.”
  • Last month, a small study (based on 131 women) from The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology found the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna (MRNAwere safe and effective for pregnant women.

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