The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated the recommendation for pregnant women for Covid-19 vaccination.
The new guidance comes amid hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S., driven by the “delta” variant.
According to CDC, the vaccination rates among pregnant are low, with only about 23% have received at least one dose.
Previously, the recommendations were general, but now the CDC is strengthening its recommendations, recommending the vaccination of pregnant women against Covid-19, based on new data on vaccine safety.
For now “COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are breastfeeding. Recent reports have shown that breastfeeding people who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have antibodies in their breastmilk, which could help protect their babies. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.”
“More data are needed to determine what protection these antibodies may provide to the baby. “- the source says.
“Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, although limited, has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.” – adds CDC on its website.
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