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Pregnant women have been cleared for receiving the Pfizer COMRINATY vaccine at any stage of pregnancy

"COVID- Pfizer COMRINATY vaccine approved for pregnancy and breast feeding linguine with USA /WHO and UIK


RANZCOG and ATAGI recommend that pregnant women are routinely offered Pfizer mRNA vaccine (Cominarty) at any stage of pregnancy. This is because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby.

Global surveillance data from large numbers of pregnant women have not identified any significant safety concerns with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines given at any stage of pregnancy. Furthermore, there is also evidence of antibody in cord blood and breastmilk, which may offer protection to infants through passive immunity.

Here is the link for shared decision making for women planning pregnancy, women at any stage of pregnancy and breast feeding women. This is of significance to medical women during COVID-19 as these have been very unsettling times for all, not quite knowing how to advise our colleagues who work in the front line and who are pregnant. Overseas studies do not indicate any increased adverse events for the unborn children of women who are vaccinated.

We are keen to observe the findings from the first large study in the UK. The current UK vaccination guide for pregnant women is here. Importantly, they state that “there is no need to avoid pregnancy after COVID-19 vaccination. There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on fertility or your chances of becoming pregnant” and in line with WHO and USA, has recommended that the vaccines can be received whilst breastfeeding. the initial seminal paper is here (Gray KJ, Bordt EA, Atyeo C, Deriso E, Akinwunmi B, Young N, Baez AM, Shook LL, Cvrk D, James K, De Guzman R, Brigida S, Diouf K, Goldfarb I, Bebell LM, Yonker LM, Fasano A, Rabi SA, Elovitz MA, Alter G, Edlow AG. Coronavirus disease 2019 vaccine response in pregnant and lactating women: a cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Mar 26:S0002-9378(21)00187-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.03.023. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33775692; PMCID: PMC7997025.)


Assoc. Professor Magdalena Simonis
President, Australian Federation of Medical Women
Medical Women’s International Association co-Chair Scientific and Research Committee


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