EU regulator says mRNA shots safe during pregnancy — Analysis

The EU’s medicines regulator has said that Covid-19 vaccines made using mRNA technology do not cause pregnancy complications or increase the risk that the recipient may experience adverse side effects.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA), in a Tuesday statement, stated that the most recent studies on the safety and efficacy of mRNA vaccinations (both those made by Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna) provided encouraging results. 

The review, which was based on studies involving around 65,000 pregnancies at different stages, was carried out by the EMA’s Covid-19 task force.

“The review did not find any sign of an increased risk of pregnancy complications, miscarriages, preterm births or adverse effects in the unborn babies following mRNA Covid-19 vaccination,”This statement says. 

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The study also revealed that Covid-19-related serious diseases and hospitalizations can be prevented by mRNA vaccinations for pregnant women.

The EMA stated that any side effects were consistent with those reported in the general population.

“The benefits of receiving mRNA Covid-19 vaccines during pregnancy outweigh any possible risks for expectant mothers and unborn babies,”According to the agency.

Although there were limitations to the data, the EMA stated that the results from multiple studies are consistent.

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