New CDC Study Shows Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine among Pregnant People
A new study by the CDC shows the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant people far outweighs any known or potential risks. The CDC data shows the vaccine is safe for pregnant people and recommends all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to the CDC:
New analysis of current data from the v-safe pregnancy registry assessed vaccination early in pregnancy and did not find an increased risk of miscarriage among nearly 2,500 pregnant women who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Miscarriage typically occurs in about 11-16% of pregnancies, and this study found miscarriage rates after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine were around 13%, similar to the expected rate of miscarriage in the general population.
Previously, data from three safety monitoring systems did not find any safety concerns for pregnant people who were vaccinated late in pregnancy or for their babies. Combined, these data and the known severe risks of COVID-19 during pregnancy demonstrate that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant people outweigh any known or potential risks.
Clinicians have seen the number of pregnant people infected with COVID-19 rise in the past several weeks. The increased circulation of the highly contagious Delta variant, the low vaccine uptake among pregnant people, and the increased risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications related to COVID-19 infection among pregnant people make vaccination for this population more urgent than ever.
For information on where to get the vaccine, check with your county health department, retail pharmacy, or visit bronsonhealth.com/covid19vaccine