Wednesday December 08, 2021
Study finds no risk of pregnancy loss from COVID-19 vaccination
Published : 23 Oct 2021, 01:48
A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found no correlation between COVID-19 vaccinations and risk of first-trimester miscarriages, reported Xinhua.
The study analyzed several national health registries in Norway to compare 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.
"Our study found no evidence of an increased risk for early pregnancy loss after COVID-19 vaccination and adds to the findings from other reports supporting COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy," the researchers wrote in the study published on Thursday.
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, said the study.
The researchers found no relationship between the type of vaccine received and miscarriage. In Norway, the vaccines used included Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.
It is important that pregnant women are vaccinated since they have a higher risk of hospitalizations and COVID-19-complications, and their infants are at higher risk of being born too early, the researchers wrote in the study.
Also, vaccination during pregnancy is likely to provide protection to the newborn infant against COVID-19 infection in the first months after birth, according to the study.