Sumary of Skipping COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Brings Big Risks to Mothers, Babies:
- “There was no signal that vaccination against COVID-19 itself increased risks of complications like preterm birth or baby deaths in the womb or in the newborn period,” said lead researcher Dr. Sarah Stock, a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute.
- 13 in Nature Medicine — included data on more than 87,000 women in Scotland who were pregnant between December 2020, when vaccination began, and October 2021. During that time, fewer pregnant women were vaccinated for COVID compared to other women.
- Whether these infant deaths and premature deliveries can be attributed to being unvaccinated for COVID can’t be proven because researchers didn’t have mothers’ complete medical records.
- Dr. Timothy Rafael, from the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.