International Desk: New Zealand and Australia will give pregnant women regular doses of Pfizer's Kovid-19 vaccine in view of the latest vaccination advice. A study reported that pregnant women are more susceptible to serious infections than the general population, which led to the decision. The vaccine has not been reported to pose any health risks to the health of vaccinated pregnant women worldwide.
Vaccines do not pose any risk to the health of pregnant women who have been vaccinated
Vaccination in pregnancy can also protect the baby
Vaccination provides temporary protection to babies before and after birth
There is no health-related harm from the vaccine to lactating women
Women trying to conceive should also not delay vaccination
There is no problem in pregnancy even after vaccination
Pregnant women need more intensive care in hospital
Vaccination can also protect the baby Vaccination during pregnancy can also protect the baby. Antibodies were also found in umbilical cord blood and in breast milk during the study. This indicated that vaccination provided temporary protection to babies before and after birth. It is similar to the influenza and whooping cough vaccines that are given during pregnancy. Breastfeeding women also have no health safety concerns due to the anti-Covid-19 vaccine and women trying to conceive should not delay vaccination. There is no problem in pregnancy after vaccination.
Pregnant women in greater need of care
When the New Zealand government launched the vaccination scheme in March, pregnant women were placed in the third group on a priority basis. There are 17 lakh people in this group who are at high risk of Kovid-19. An international study showed that pregnant women need more intensive hospital care when infected with Kovid-19 than the rest of the population. Just as people aged 65 years and above or those with various diseases are more likely to need hospitalization, pregnant women are also at higher risk. People in these groups are more likely to become seriously ill if infected.
Women can get the vaccine at any stage of pregnancy, with the
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists having previously published similar advice that women can get the vaccine at any stage of pregnancy, especially if: He is one of the high-risk populations, but he did not recommend routine universal immunization when community-level infection rates are low. In New Zealand it has become urgent to review the initial advisory, as local vaccination centers have begun to vaccinate the third group as part of the campaign.
No risk to pregnant women's health from vaccines
More studies are now emerging about the risks of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy and international experience with the administration of mRNA-based vaccines (such as Pfizer-BioNtech) to pregnant women is growing. Early clinical trials to assess the safety of vaccines did not include pregnant women, but there has been no evidence of harm from being given the vaccine during pregnancy. Pregnant women are now also being included in the trial of vaccines in the US. The results of the study are expected by the end of this year.