TRUST INDEX: Should pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine?
HOUSTON – Pregnant women are slated to be part of the next wave of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Studies show that pregnant women are far more at risk of getting far sicker than the average person if they become infected. The KPRC 2 Trust Index asked the question: Is it safe for pregnant women to take the vaccine? But the fact is, that pregnant women were not involved in any of the clinical trials of these vaccines, so the Trust Index says be careful. But it’s considered reasonably safe from the CDC for pregnant women,” Kulkarni said.
New study warns of possible link of pregnant women spreading COVID-19 to newborns
HOUSTON A new study suggests expecting moms can possibly pass the coronavirus to their unborn babies. The study looked at 31 women in Italy that had COVID-19 and later gave birth. Out of these 31 different women, there were three instances that were suspicious for having transmitted SARS-COV-2 from mom to baby, said Dr. Kjersti Aagaard. Some sort of transmission at very low levels, so rare instances, might be occurring but it wasnt conclusive, she said. We and other people have published that there is a risk of stillbirth that occurs with moms, who are sick with COVID-19 disease.