COVID-19 VACCINES AND PREGNANCY
The truth about COVID-19 Jabs. Are they safe for expectant mothers?
I am pregnant; should I take COVID-19 Vaccine?
In the middle of a pandemic like COVID-19, many are left to worry whether it’s safe or not to do certain things. One of them is whether to take COVID-19 Vaccines or not. Expectant mothers in this case are the most affected in making this important decision in a time like this. Should they get the jab or not?
WHO recommends the use of COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women when the benefits of vaccination to the pregnant woman outweigh the potential risks. They should be helped in arriving at this decision by being provided with information about the risks COVID-19 Poses in Pregnancy and other important aspects around vaccines like the current limitations of safety data in pregnant women .However The World Health Organization does not recommend pregnancy tests before one is given the Jab.
The WHO says COVID-19 Vaccines are safe as it affirms that the vaccines are working even against new variants including Delta variant. WHO granted the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine EUL on 31 December 2020. WHO has thoroughly assessed the quality, safety, and efficacy of the vaccine and has recommended its use for persons above the age of 16.