Italy supports the vaccination of pregnant women with the Corona vaccine
Today, Friday, the National Institute of Health in Italy recommended that pregnant women be vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine after the first 3 months of pregnancy.
The institute said in a statement that it advises women to get two doses of the vaccine in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
He added that his decision was due to increasing evidence of the safety of vaccines during pregnancy on the mother and fetus.
"Women who wish to receive the vaccine during the first trimester of pregnancy should evaluate the risks and benefits with a physician," the institute said, pointing to evidence that fever, a possible reaction to the vaccine, may increase the chances of developing fetuses with birth defects.
The institute indicated that nursing mothers can receive the vaccine safely, adding that there is no risk to infants from antibodies in breast milk.
This year, an increasing number of countries recommended that pregnant women be vaccinated against COVID-19 after the vaccines were found to be safe for them.
The European Medicines Agency said in July that the data did not show any safety concerns.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended in August that pregnant women be vaccinated.