Auckland: New Zealand and Australia will give pregnant women regular doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in view of the latest vaccination advice. It has been told in a research that pregnant women are more prone to serious infections than the general population, due to which the decision was taken. No risk has been found from the vaccine to the health of pregnant women worldwide who have been vaccinated. Vaccination during pregnancy can also protect the baby. During the research, antibodies were found in the blood of the umbilical cord and also in the mother’s milk. This indicated that vaccination provided temporary protection to babies before and after birth. It is similar to the influenza and whooping cough vaccines given during pregnancy.
Vaccination advice for pregnant women
This decision reflects the information available at the time. International research has shown that pregnant women need more intensive care in hospital than the rest of the population when infected with Covid-19. It is just like people aged 65 years and above or people suffering from various diseases are at higher risk of needing hospitalization, similarly pregnant women are also at higher risk of it. People from these groups are more likely to become seriously ill if infected.
Vaccine to be given in New Zealand, Australia
‘Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ The U.S. has previously published similar advice saying that women can get the vaccine at any stage of pregnancy, especially if they are in a high-risk population, but they haven’t had a routine universal vaccine if community-level infection rates are low. Vaccination not recommended. In New Zealand, it has become urgent to review the initial advice, as local immunization centers have started to vaccinate the third group as part of the campaign.
In addition, there is a ‘bubble agreement’ regarding travel with Australia and the Cook Islands. This meant that people were more likely to come in contact with the infected. More research is now emerging about the risks of covid-19 infection in pregnancy, and international experience is also increasing with the introduction of mRNA-based vaccines to pregnant women, such as the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. Assessment of Vaccine Safety Pregnant women were not included in the initial clinical trials, but there has been no evidence of any harm from being given the vaccine during pregnancy. Pregnant women are now also being included in the vaccine trial in the US. The results of the research are expected by the end of this year.