Recently the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allotted and crucial recommendation Wednesday for pregnant women and those who have recently given birth to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
CDC said women who are planning or trying to become pregnant and those who are already breastfeeding should also be vaccinated but only 31 percentage of pregnant women have been vaccinated till now. Which cases the result of thousands of pregnant women in the medical and almost 160 dead.
“CDC highly recommended Covid-19 vaccination during or after prudency because the benefits of vaccination compensate known or potential risks,” the agency said in a health awareness statement.
It further added that “As of September 27, 2021, more than 125,000 laboratory confirmed Covid-19 cases have been reported in pregnant women, including more than 22,000 hospitalized cases and 161 deaths”.
CDC gave the that in which 22 pregnant women had died in August only, the worst month yet of the pandemic. According to the data from the COVID-19-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network in 2021 specify that roughly 97 % of pregnant women hospitalized with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 contagion were unvaccinated.
The risk is not just to the mother. Covid-19 in pregnancy can cause preterm birth or babies born so sick they have to go straight to the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. The CDC also said “Other contrary pregnancy results, such as stillbirth, have been reported.
The CDC also added that” the vaccination coverage is highest among Asian people who are pregnant which is almost 47.8%. but lower among Hispanic or Latino pregnant people which is as low as just 25%, and lowest among black pregnant people which is 15.6%.
No doubt pregnancy is a special time for a couple and especially for a mother and also a very stressful time period. During pregnancy, a pandemic is an additional worry for families DC Direct Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement that he strongly encourages those who are pregnant or considering pregnancy to talk with their doctors about the protective welfares of the Covid-19 vaccine to keep their babies and themselves safe.
Covid-19 Vaccines are completely safe for pregnant women
On Tuesday, Walensky gave a statement in White House COVID-19 briefing that studies show Covid-19 vaccines are completely safe for pregnant women. Pregnant women are also advised to get the flu shorts.
He further added “we are lucky now to have amazing safety data with all of these vaccines. We know that pregnant women are at a bigger risk of unadorned disease, hospitalization, and ventilation.
Walensky added- They are also at increased risk for contrary events to their baby. We now have data that proves that vaccines are truly safe for both pregnant or trying to become pregnant women and have no antagonistic events to mom and baby
He further said that they have seen that, some antibody from the vaccine crosses to the baby and protect the baby as well! Just as with flu, the immune system proteins triggered in the mother’s body travel to her unborn child.
Last week, the CDC’s lead on maternal immunization Dr. Dana Meaney Delman told the CDC’s advisory committee on immunization practices regarding the disturbing trends among pregnant women.
“We now mark bigger numbers if pregnant people admitted to the ICU in July AND August,” Meaney Delman told in the meeting. The trend has unrelenting into September, she said.
“The deaths reported in August is the uppermost number of deaths reported in any month since the pandemic.
“We are well aware that pregnant women with Covid-19 can become very sick. Some will die, and many will experience neonatal and pregnancy complications.
“We know that because of COVID some children will grow up without their mothers. We are well aware of Covid-19 vaccines are safe and very effective. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum, or trying for a baby now then it’s advisable to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
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