No evidence to say that COVID-19 vaccines affect pregnancy

No evidence to say that COVID-19 vaccines affect pregnancy

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Currently, there is no established link between miscarriages after COVID-19 immunization as only limited data is available

By First Check Team

As countries around the world kick start their immunisations programmes against COVID-19, inaccurate claims about the vaccines continue to spread.

Anti-vaxxers are using a doctor’s miscarriage to claim that COVID-19 vaccines affect pregnancy despite the fact that the doctor suffered the miscarriage before she received the vaccine.  Anti-vaxxers made a collage of her Instagram posts to imply that it was the vaccine that had caused the miscarriage. Rockwell had taken the vaccine on December 21, she had lost her baby a month before that.

Dr. Michelle Rockwell later addressed the incident and misinformation on the internet through her Instagram profile.

Another post on Instagram with a hashtag #miscarriageandvaccines saying “do your own research and don’t trust the system” has uploaded a screenshot of a list of information about 10 cases in the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) that the post describes as miscarriages suffered by women who received COVID-19 vaccines. But VAERS highlights that reports of incidents are not confirmation that they resulted from a vaccine.

Researchers are still collecting data on the potential risks of the vaccine on pregnant women. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention cautions that there is limited data about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women because its impact on them has not been studied. But it also highlights that “pregnant people with COVID-19 have an increased risk of severe illness”.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published a note saying, available vaccines “should not be withheld from pregnant individuals”.

Currently, the CDC and the World Health Organization say eligible pregnant folks "may choose to be vaccinated.”