(Washington) Pregnant women can be safely vaccinated against Kovid-19, U.S. health officials said Wednesday, facing alarming levels of expectant mothers.
“Vaccines are safe and effective, and raising vaccines is not essential because we are experiencing the severe consequences of COVID-19 in the highly contagious delta variant and pregnant people,” warns Rochelle Valensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control. And Prevention (CDC), the country’s leading federal public health agency.
Pregnant women are at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19, including miscarriage and stillbirth. According to the CDC, less than one in four people receive their first injection of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This strong position on the benefits of vaccines for pregnant women contrasts with the use of more ambiguous language from the CDC on the subject, with the WHO fluctuating on the sensitive question of the benefit / risk ratio of this category. Population.
U.S. health officials came to this conclusion based on a study of nearly 2,500 pregnant women.
They therefore recommend that all people 12 years of age and older be vaccinated against Kovid-19.