The study was published in the journal Nature Medicine. The authors analyzed more than 144,000 pregnancy records as of March 2020, when the first case of coronavirus was detected in Scotland.
The researchers focused more on data from the period between December 2020 and October last yearBecause this was when vaccines were widely available. During this period, unvaccinated people made up 77 percent of all infected pregnant women and more than 90 percent of those needing hospitalization and intensive care.
The results are clear: Infants who died during this period were from unimmunized mothers.
Scientists confirm that the results of their research emphasize the need to disseminate information about the necessity of vaccinating pregnant women.
Pregnant women initially received Inconsistent advice about whether and when to vaccinate, in part because it was not included in preliminary studies of coronavirus vaccines. In April last year, UK and US health officials began actively promoting vaccination during pregnancy.
The study found that the risk of a stillbirth or newborn — defined as the death of a baby less than one month old — appeared to be The highest rate among women who gave birth four weeks after the onset of infection.
The US government’s Agency for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a retrospective study of more than 40,000 pregnant women and concluded in January that Vaccination during pregnancy has not been associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, which is defined as birth before the 37th week of pregnancy, or by miscarriage.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccinating the COVID-19 virus for women who are pregnant, have just given birth, are now trying to conceive, or may become pregnant.
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