According to RIVM, pregnant women can be safely vaccinated with mRNA vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna. Previously, this advice only applied to pregnant women with an underlying disease. According to the Institute of Health, the benefits of the vaccination outweigh the potential drawbacks, such as side effects.
This is followed by the advice of a working group of the Federation of Medical Specialists. This, in turn, was based on trials from the United States, where nearly 90,000 pregnant women had already been vaccinated, primarily with mRNA vaccines. There were no “significant side effects”.
Therefore, RIVM prefers to vaccinate pregnant women with mRNA vaccines. Not much is known about the safety of the Janssen vaccine and AstraZeneca vaccine is only used for people over the age of 60.
Pregnant women who are vaccinated by RIVM are urged to report the Lareb Side Effects Center, which checks the safety of vaccines and medications during pregnancy. By the way, there is no preferential treatment: pregnant women are invited to be vaccinated as soon as this is their age group.
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