Women, Pregnancy, and COVID-19 vaccinations

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The Media Promise: 

Despite CDC considerations, and lack of data available, the American media is recommending, if not promising, the Covid-19 vaccine is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. This assumption is not only dangerous, but inaccurate, as the vaccine is not BLA-approved, and studies are not yet complete.

Earlier this week, when asked if the vaccine was safe for pregnant women, Dr. Fauci answered, “Those studies are going to be done soon, and some are ongoing right now, but for pregnant women who’ve already taken it, after the EUA — the Emergency Use Authorization — there doesn’t seem to be any problem.”

Fauci carefully clarifies the vaccine has Emergency Use Authorization, instead of claiming the vaccine has undergone actual BLA approval and is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. “There doesn’t seem to be any problem,” is ambiguously safe at best. Many physicians are taking the same approach and fraudulently marketing the vaccine as not only safe, but implying you are protecting yourself, by disregarding any “knowledge” of complications.

Medical Director of Quality for Women’s Services at Norton Healthcare, Dr. Lyndsey Neese, excitedly states, “I encourage women to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, because it is the best protection from contracting the virus. Not only are you protecting yourself from this virus, but it’s one of the first vaccines you can give your baby. We’re so excited because we are seeing evidence in newborns that the immunity has crossed the placenta, who either have had COVID-19 or have received the vaccine.”

Neese minimizes concerns of the COVID-19 vaccine by implying there is zero risk for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Regarding ongoing trials anazlying miscarriage, stillbirth, pregnancy complications and problems with the newborn, like preterm delivery, poor growth, or birth defects, Neese states, “We have not seen those things so far with anyone who has been vaccinated. Their risk of having any of these complications of pregnancy is the same as their risk would be if they had not received the vaccine.” Any complications should be reported to VAERS.

CDC:

The Reality: 

Pregnant women are being pushed to trust the COVID-19 vaccine by physicians. In contrast, the CDC states that the vaccine should be a personal choice, with thoughtful consideration, as there is limited data on the safety of the vaccine.

VAERS: VAERS is co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Concern: 

In an attempt to combat emerging reports of negative side effects, the media is negating negative side effects reported to a system the CDC recommended reporting system available.

The Colorado Herald