There are many questions that have been raised about the safety of the Coronavirus vaccines currently available, especially for groups such as pregnant women, but according to the latest statements of the Epidemic Control Center, both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may be particularly safe for pregnant women.
According to a new study issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its results published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers stated that both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may be safe for pregnant women, and when a pregnant woman gets vaccinated by either of them most likely not increase the chances of any problems or complications during pregnancy.
To come up with the results of the aforementioned study, the researchers studied the data of 35,000 pregnant women who had received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and the rates of occurrence of some health complications they had after receiving the vaccine were compared with the rates of the appearance of the same health complications in other pregnant women whose data had been collected earlier before the pandemic.
The health complications that were monitored and investigated included the following:
- The birth of a stillborn baby.
- The fetus with birth defects.
- Premature birth.
The researchers noted the following:
The rates of complications among those vaccinated did not differ from the rates of complications in pregnant women who did not receive the vaccine.
Pregnant women were more likely than others to feel pain in the area where the vaccine was injected, but they were less likely than others to develop other complications related to the vaccines.
Although pregnant women were not among the groups included in the initial tests through which these vaccines obtained urgent permits to start using them, women who received the vaccine before they realized that they were pregnant were noticed that no health complications arise for them, which may be reassuring.
The results of this study come as new scientific evidence that suggests that some Coronavirus vaccines are safe for pregnant women, but despite the fact that the results of the study are promising, some health authorities have recommended that they continue to monitor the cases of pregnant women who have undergone the vaccines in the long term to investigate the possible emergence of any complications in the future.
And some other official bodies, such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, had already begun issuing recommendations calling for pregnant women to take the emerging coronavirus vaccines, based on the positive data collected by them in this regard during the past year.
What about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?
The safety of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for pregnant women has not yet been announced, as researchers began to conduct the aforementioned study in the period before the start of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine use.
It should also be noted that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is currently undergoing some investigations into its possible complications, as many women who received it earlier had blood clots.