A new study finds no association between COVID-19 vaccination and the risk of miscarriage in the first trimester, providing further evidence of the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.
New Delhi: A new study finds no association between COVID-19 vaccination and the risk of miscarriage in the first trimester, providing further evidence of the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.
The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The findings analyzed an analysis of several national health registries in Norway, comparing the proportion of vaccinated women who experienced a miscarriage during the first trimester and women who were still pregnant at the end of the first trimester.
The study authors write, “Our study found no evidence of an increased risk of early pregnancy loss following COVID-19 vaccination and findings from other reports supporting COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy include, Including co-author Dr Deshayne Fell. An associate professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and a scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute.
He adds, “The findings are reassuring for women who were vaccinated early in pregnancy and support the growing evidence that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy is safe.”
Dr. Fell, currently leading an Ontario study on the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines, and the international team behind the study found no association between the type of vaccine received and miscarriage. In Norway, the vaccines used included Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.
“It is important that pregnant women get vaccinated because they are at higher risk of hospitalization and COVID-19-complications, and their babies are at higher risk of being born too early. Also, during pregnancy Vaccination is likely to provide protection to the newborn infant against COVID-19 infection in the first months after birth,” write the study authors. (ANI)
First published:October 23, 2021, 4:42 PM