CDC urges pregnant women to take coronavirus vaccine shots
New Delhi : The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that all pregnant women must take the coronavirus vaccine at earliest.
''The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible Delta variant and see severe outcomes from COVID-19 among unvaccinated pregnant people," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement Wednesday.
The pregnant women were at high risk of getting the infection and they have been the highly reluctant in getting the vaccine dose. As the number of coronavirus cases are rising in the nation, the CDC has said that the vaccination of pregnant people has become 'urgent than ever.'
Earlier, the studies have claimed that it is completely safe for pregnant women to take the coronavirus vaccine. Data from three safety monitoring systems didn't find safety concerns for vaccinated pregnant people or their babies.
Most recently, the CDC revealed a new analysis finding no increased risk of miscarriage among nearly 2,500 pregnant women who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine before 20 weeks of pregnancy. About 13% of recipients experienced miscarriage, which is in line with the rate in the general population.