A study has shown that Covid vaccines can be safe for unborn babies, as well as their moms.

First UK data shows that COVID jabs are safe and effective for pregnant women.

Analysing more than 350,000 births, it was found that the outcomes of births were identical for vaccinated as well as unvaccinated mothers.

Pregnant women have been urged to come forward for their coronavirus vaccines and doctors have consistently warned of the pandemic risk to mums-to-be


Pregnant women were urged to seek coronavirus vaccines. Doctors have warned repeatedly about the potential pandemic threat to moms-to be.Credit: Getty

According to research by the UK Health Security Agency, jabbed babies are not at higher risk for stillbirth, premature delivery, or low birth weight.

Worse, 22% of women who gave birth during August did not receive their Covid vaccination.

England’s top doctor has repeatedly warned of the pandemic risk to mums-to-be.

Prof Chris Whitty said last week that 98% of pregnant women with the bug who were admitted to hospital were unvaccinated.

This follows data from NHS which shows that nearly one-fifth of the critically ill Covid patient were pregnant women who were not jabbed.

Experts claim that the most recent data is “hugely reassuring” for expectant mums – and urged them to get immunised.

Professor Lucy Chappell, the Department of Health’s Chief Scientific Adviser, said: “This pandemic has created a lot of fear and uncertainty for those who are thinking about pregnancy or expecting a baby, with Covid-19 being very dangerous for pregnant women in particular.

“It is therefore really important that they get their Covid-19 vaccine – which has now protected hundreds of thousands of pregnant women around the world.

“Today’s data are hugely reassuring and further shows the vaccines continue to be the best way pregnant women can keep themselves and their babies safe from this virus.”

The study considered births occurring between January and August of this year.

It revealed that stillbirth rates for vaccinated females were 3.35 per 1000, and 3.60 per 1000 for unvaccinated.

Jabbed mothers had a higher proportion of babies with low birthweight than those who were not. This was 5.28 percent versus 5.36 for the unjabbed.

Premature birth rates were 6.51 percent for mothers who had been vaccinated, and 5.99% for women who hadn’t.

Medical professionals say that this is to be expected as jabbed mother are more likely older women with underlying medical conditions.

Dr Nikki Kanani, GP and Deputy Lead for the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, said: “It is clear from the data that pregnant women are more likely to become very unwell if they catch Covid – with one in five of the most critically ill coronavirus patients being unvaccinated expectant mothers.

“This new and encouraging research shows there are no significant concerns about the safety of Covid vaccines in pregnancy, so we will continue to advise midwives and clinicians to give expectant mums the information and support they need to make the right decision for them and their babies.”

The EU chief warns that there is a possibility of a new Covid version in Europe.

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