The Covid vaccine is currently the most powerful weapon in the hands of humanity against the coronavirus. Pregnant women who are counting the days to take their babies in their arms during the pandemic process are trying to protect themselves from Covid-19. While vaccine applications continue at full speed both in the world and in Turkey, the curiosity about whether pregnant women can have the covid vaccine and what should be considered after the corona vaccine is increasing day by day…
Evaluating whether pregnant women can have the covid vaccine, Gynecology, Obstetrics and IVF Specialist Op. Dr. Seval Taşdemir conveyed what needs to be known in this process as follows;
Many studies show that coronavirus (covid) vaccines are effective and safe. These vaccines do not contain live coronavirus and cannot be transmitted to a pregnant woman or an unborn baby in the womb.
Covid vaccines are recommended to pregnant women at the same time as people of the same age or risk group. Data on COVID-19 vaccines are continually reviewed by regulatory agencies around the world.
Anyone who has had the first dose of vaccine and has been prescribed a second dose while pregnant should get a second dose of the same type of vaccine unless serious side effects occur after the first dose.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 are at higher risk of being treated in intensive care than women of the same age who are not pregnant. Women with Covid-19 are 2-3 times more likely to deliver their babies prematurely than women without Covid-19.
Pregnant women with another underlying disease are at an even higher risk of experiencing serious complications from covid disease. If pregnant women have an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, immune problems, asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, they may be at higher risk of Covid-19 than non-pregnant women of the same age. For this reason, considering these risks, it is stated that pregnant women can voluntarily receive the covid vaccine.
However, according to the information given in another source, there is not enough information on the use of inactivated covid vaccines in pregnant women. However, if pregnant women have decided to get the covid vaccine, it is recommended not to be in the first trimester.
It is recommended that pregnant women with high risk and who have completed their first 3 months should discuss with their physicians in detail and make the decision accordingly.
Even if the effectiveness of Covid vaccines is high, there is no guarantee that any vaccine will completely protect the disease 100%. Therefore, Pregnant women should be mindful of coronavirus precautions like everyone else. Even after vaccination;
Must observe social distancing rules
Must wear mask
Pay attention to hand hygiene
Crowded environments should be avoided.