The new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has been forcing countries worldwide to resort to new restrictions, especially for those unvaccinated. As more scientific and medical studies and clinical trials conclude that the existing Covid-19 vaccines are safe, including for pregnant women and immunocompromised people, health organizations worldwide encourage pregnant and lactating women to get vaccinated and protect themselves.
Although some pregnant women felt more comfortable getting the jabs after their first trimester, new research indicates that vaccination is safe during all stages of pregnancy.
Pregnant women in the first trimester can get vaccinated against the new coronavirus
The conclusion came after a group of international researchers analyzed the Norwegian national health registry and concluded that there was no correlation between pregnant women vaccinated in their first trimester and the risk of early miscarriage. Therefore, new research proves that vaccination during pregnancy is safe and it protects both the mother and the baby inside the womb. Due to the immunological changes a woman goes through during pregnancy, they are more vulnerable in front of the virus. By vaccination, they can avoid getting infected and protect their unborn babies.
Previous studies prove that mRNA Covid-19 vaccines are safe during pregnancy
Pregnant and lactating women are vulnerable in front of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and they need to get vaccinated and follow the vaccination timelines for the first and second doses. Another study showed that the two existent mRNA Covid-19 vaccines: Pzifer and Moderna are safe during pregnancy. The authors of the study concluded that it is essential for pregnant women to follow the timeline between the two vaccine doses to get as much protection as possible. The authors of the study mention that other vaccines are as important during pregnancy as the Covid-19 ones. For example, the annual flu shot should be something pregnant women need to consider.