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Pregnant Women Don’t Experience More Severe Symptoms Of Covid Vaccines: Study

COVID-19 Vaccine Study: The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, enrolled pregnant or nursing women and those who were neither pregnant nor lactating in January 2021

Pregnant Women Don't Experience More Severe Symptoms Of Covid Vaccines: Study
Highlights
  • The respondents comprised women who were pregnant or lactating
  • Majority of participants received the Pfizer vaccine and most reside in US
  • Respondents reported pain at the injection site and fatigue

Washington: Pregnant and lactating women who receive the COVID-19 vaccine do not experience symptoms any more severe than their non-pregnant counterparts, according to a survey over 17,000 individuals. The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, enrolled pregnant or lactating women and those who were neither pregnant nor lactating in January 2021. The women were invited to describe their reactions after receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By March, 17,525 individuals had responded.

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The respondents comprised women who were pregnant (44 per cent) or lactating (38 per cent) and those who stated plans to get pregnant in the near future (15 per cent). The study showed “there were not any increased reactions in pregnant individuals beyond what is expected from a vaccine ” said Linda Eckert, a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the US.

The majority (62 per cent) of participants received the Pfizer vaccine and most of them resided in the US. Respondents reported pain at the injection site (91 per cent) and fatigue (31 per cent), and a mean temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit after the shot, the researchers said.

A small group (5-7 per cent) reported a decrease in milk supply post-vaccination, they said. The study supports that women tolerate the vaccine well and that they should be included in clinical trials for other relevant vaccines, Eckert said.

We hope that this data will be another reassuring piece of information … about why pregnant individuals need to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Eckert said.

“Not only is the vaccine safe, our research shows just how well the vaccine is tolerated in pregnant individuals — which is a common fear I hear from my patients. “In contrast, we are continuing to learn more and more about just how dangerous COVID-19 infections are in pregnancy,” she added.

Study lead author Alisa Kachikis noted that pregnant people do well with the COVID-19 vaccine.

I’m not surprised but I am pleased by the outcome. It’s further evidence that the vaccine is safe and well-tolerated in pregnant individuals, she added.

The researchers noted that there are currently 20,000 women enrolled in the study and new respondents continue to post their experiences. They hope to expand the study to other socioeconomic groups and to women not so closely tied to healthcare, as this group was.

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World

24,50,12,529Cases
20,64,25,824Active
3,36,14,434Recovered
49,72,271Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,50,12,529 and 49,72,271 have died; 20,64,25,824 are active cases and 3,36,14,434 have recovered as on October 28, 2021 at 4:00 am.

India

3,42,31,809 16,156Cases
1,60,9891,672Active
3,36,14,434 17,095Recovered
4,56,386 733Deaths
In India, there are 3,42,31,809 confirmed cases including 4,56,386 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,60,989 and 3,36,14,434 have recovered as on October 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,06,536 1,485

23,096 3,500

64,43,342 4,947

1,40,098 38

Kerala

49,38,603 9,445

77,158 2,100

48,31,468 6,723

29,977 622

Karnataka

29,86,835 282

8,459 80

29,40,339 349

38,037 13

Tamil Nadu

26,98,493 1,075

12,288 252

26,50,145 1,315

36,060 12

Andhra Pradesh

20,64,854 567

4,777 122

20,45,713 437

14,364 8

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,114 13

100 6

16,87,115 7

22,899

West Bengal

15,89,042 976

7,973 124

15,61,973 837

19,096 15

Delhi

14,39,709 38

348 25

14,14,270 13

25,091

Odisha

10,39,818 549

4,392 213

10,27,108 334

8,318 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,926 28

263 14

9,92,088 12

13,575 2

Rajasthan

9,54,411 4

20 0

9,45,437 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,481 17

173 2

8,16,220 15

10,088

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,804 20

108 9

7,82,172 10

10,524 1

Haryana

7,71,204 15

133 5

7,61,022 10

10,049

Bihar

7,26,073 5

41 1

7,16,371 4

9,661

Telangana

6,70,829 186

4,164 63

6,62,714 122

3,951 1

Assam

6,09,506 244

3,838 153

5,99,681 391

5,987 6

Punjab

6,02,289 38

246 20

5,85,487 16

16,556 2

Jharkhand

3,48,705 28

160 30

3,43,408 56

5,137 2

Uttarakhand

3,43,861 17

150 6

3,36,312 23

7,399

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,865 70

838 16

3,26,596 86

4,431

Himachal Pradesh

2,23,406 261

1,972 211

2,17,693 48

3,741 2

Goa

1,77,969 23

454 29

1,74,152 51

3,363 1

Puducherry

1,27,846 40

443 10

1,25,546 50

1,857

Manipur

1,23,473 70

844 29

1,20,712 97

1,917 2

Mizoram

1,19,496 547

7,320 446

1,11,752 991

424 2

Tripura

84,438 15

123 1

83,499 14

816

Meghalaya

83,466 51

507 22

81,511 71

1,448 2

Chandigarh

65,331 5

29 2

64,482 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,120 6

115 22

54,725 28

280

Sikkim

31,925 13

177 1

31,353 12

395

Nagaland

31,759 12

222 3

30,856 15

681

Ladakh

20,925 8

47 6

20,670 2

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,682 1

6 0

10,672 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,650 2

5 1

7,516 1

129

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