The actual-world data from the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Britain help different research around the globe that the vaccines are secure to provide at any stage of pregnancy, the UKHSA stated.
It discovered that there have been not substantial variations in charges of stillbirths, charges of births of infants with low birthweight and the proportion of untimely births between vaccinated girls and unvaccinated girls.
Officials stated the data have been particularly reassuring provided that the primary pregnant girls to be provided the vaccine have been these with underlying well being circumstances who can be anticipated to be at a better threat of issues.
“Every pregnant woman who has not yet been vaccinated should feel confident to go and get the jab, and that this will help to prevent the serious consequences of catching COVID-19 in pregnancy,” stated Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at UKHSA.
The UKHSA data discovered that vaccinated girls had a stillbirth price of 3.35 per 1,000, barely decrease than the speed of 3.60 per 1,000 in unvaccinated girls.
The proportion of girls giving start prematurely was 6.51% for vaccinated individuals, barely increased than 5.99% for unvaccinated girls.
The authorities is urging pregnant girls who haven’t but been vaccinated to get their photographs.
The well being ministry stated catching COVID-19 got here with a lot larger dangers than having the vaccine, including that solely 22% of girls who gave start in August have been vaccinated.
It stated that 98% of pregnant girls in hospital with symptomatic COVID-19 have been unvaccinated, and vaccine take-up was decrease in disadvantaged areas and a few minority teams.