Rochelle Valinsky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said the health agency “encourages all pregnant women, women who are considering pregnancy and who are breast-feeding, to get the vaccine to protect themselves from Covid-19.”
“Vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations than now because we are facing the highly infectious delta mutant, and we are seeing serious consequences for Covid-19 among pregnant women who did not receive the vaccine,” she added.
According to a recent study, at least one out of every four pregnant women received the first dose of the vaccine.
And the agency “CDC” stated that an analysis of recent data found no increased risk of miscarriage among about 2,500 pregnant women who received the “MRNA” vaccine, the type of vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna, about 20 weeks before pregnancy.
She said that the rate of abortions among pregnant women who received the vaccine was 13 percent, about the same percentage of abortions among pregnant women in normal cases, which ranged between 11 and 16 percent.
The CDC stressed that “the benefits of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine for pregnant women outweigh any known or potential risks.”
She added, “The increased risk of severe symptoms among pregnant women and complications in pregnancy associated with Covid-19 makes vaccination for this group more urgent than ever.”