Dec 4, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Can getting the vaccine protect my unborn child?

Experts have found that women who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 can offer their children additional protection during childbirth.

In a study in The New England Journal of Medicine states: “< span>convincing evidence that maternal vaccination is effective in reducing the risk of Covid-19-related hospitalization in infants under six months”. Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy.

In the study, the efficacy of the maternal vaccine against Covid-19-associated hospitalizations in infants was 52% and the efficacy of the vaccine against ICU admissions recorded for Covid-19 at 70%.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said your starting doses (two Pfizer or one Johnson&Johnson vaccination in SA) during pregnancy should reduce the risk of hospitalization and protection was even higher in infants whose mothers were vaccinated later in pregnancy.

She called for more studies on the timing of vaccination before pregnancy versus during pregnancy.

< span>“The CDC recommends that women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, or may become pregnant in the future get vaccinated and keep up to date with Covid-19 vaccination.”

Johns Hopkins University noted: “Breastfeeding data is limited, but some case reports suggest that breastfeeding women who receive the vaccine pass protective antibodies in breast milk to their babies .< /p>

“It is important to remember that the vaccines do not contain live viruses, so there is no risk of infection for the baby. You should not delay or stop breastfeeding after receiving the vaccination.”

According to the SAMinisterial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 Vaccines The Pfizer and J&J vaccines should be offered to all pregnant women based on their risk.

“Pregnant women with co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure in pregnancy should be prioritized for vaccination and can be offered a Vaccine if they have a comorbidity that falls within a vaccination priority group,” the committee said.

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