- August 14, 2021
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You Need The Jabs: Ministry Of Health Advices Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Mothers To Get Covid-19 Vaccines
The Ministry of Health has advised Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the ministry of health, the vaccine will protect both you and your baby from the deadly virus.
Center for Disease Control Recommendations, COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant. If you are pregnant, you might want to have a conversation with your healthcare provider about the COVID-19 vaccination.
While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. You can receive a COVID-19 vaccine without any additional documentation from your healthcare provider.
CDC recommendations align with those from professional medical organizations serving people who are pregnant and there is no need to worry about getting the Jabs.
If you got pregnant after receiving your first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses, you should get your second shot to get as much protection as possible.
What You Need to Know
- COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.
- Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy 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.
- There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.
Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People Are at Increased Risk for Severe Illness from COVID-19.
Although the overall risk of severe illness is low, pregnant and recently pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared with non-pregnant people. Severe illness includes illness that requires hospitalization, intensive care, need for a ventilator or special equipment to breathe, or illness that results in death. Additionally, pregnant people with COVID-19 are at increased risk of preterm birth and might be at increased risk of other adverse pregnancy outcomes, compared with pregnant women without COVID-19.
Data about the Safety and Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy
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.