Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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I’m planning to fall pregnant soon. Is it safe for me to get the Covid-19 vaccine?

The J&J and Pfizer vaccines are safe for women who are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says pregnant women should be encouraged to vaccinate against Covid -19 during routine prenatal and postnatal visits.

It is recommended that healthcare professionals discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with those planning to conceive

” These discussions should highlight the increased risk, albeit small, of serious illness in pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women, reassurance about the increasing evidence for the safety of vaccines in pregnant and breastfeeding women, the strong post-vaccination immune response, and the benefits of immune transmission on the baby and ongoing safety monitoring of vaccine use during pregnancy, “it said.

According to the UK National Health Services (NHS) should not avoid women getting pregnant after vaccination against Covid-19.

“There is no evidence that Covid-19 vaccines affect your chances of conceiving,” says it’s in it.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the benefits of vaccination outweigh any known or potential risks.

They say there was no evidence of an increased risk of miscarriage for women who received the vaccine before 20 weeks of gestation.