Pregnant women should get Covid-19 vaccine: DAK

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Srinagar, May 03(GNS): Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday stated pregnant women should get Covid-19 vaccine.

“Expecting mothers are now considered a high risk group and we should extend vaccine to them on priority basis,” stated DAK President and influenza professional Dr Nisar ul Hassan.

Quoting a brand new research printed in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he stated Covid-19 vaccine has been discovered to be protected for each mom and the child.

Dr Hassan stated the research confirmed that the vaccine generates a sturdy immune response in pregnant women, equal to the final inhabitants,

“Additionally, protective antibodies were also isolated in umbilical cord and breast milk, implying protection to the unborn and the newborn,” he stated.

Dr Hassan stated CDC recommends that vaccine should be given to pregnant women.

“While the Union health ministry is not recommending vaccine to pregnant women at this time as there was no data available to ensure safety in pregnancy,” he stated.

“But, now we have evidence. And, we should offer vaccines to them,” he added.

The DAK President stated pregnant women are experiencing extra extreme sickness within the second wave than was noticed within the first wave.

“We are seeing increase in the number of pregnant women requiring intensive care and ending up on ventilators,” he stated.

“While previous reports had concluded that pregnant women were not at increased risk of severe disease, recent evidence suggests that they are more vulnerable to severe Covid,” Dr Nisar stated.

“As per a recent study by Oxford University, Pregnant women infected with Covid-19 face a higher risk of complications than previously known.”

He stated the medical literature signifies that maternal Covid-19 an infection impacts being pregnant outcomes, with elevated proof of iatrogenic preterm births and cesarean part births on account of maternal or fetal compromise or each.

“Additionally, convincing evidence suggests now that vertical transmission of Covid-19 occurs and is a relatively common route of transmission to those neonates diagnosed with the infection immediately after birth.”

“The higher risk of severe Covid-19 suggests that pregnancy should be now considered a high risk condition and we should prioritize immunization in pregnant women,” stated Dr Nisar.(GNS)

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