WHO guidelines recommend vaccination for pregnant women

WHO guidelines recommend vaccination for pregnant women

Photo: pregnant women in Israel received the new crown vaccine on the 23rd. /Agence France Presse

[Ta Kung Pao] according to the New York Times and the associated press, the World Health Organization (who) has previously advised pregnant women not to be vaccinated with Pfizer / Germany biontech and Modena new crown vaccines, causing criticism from the outside world. On the 29th, the who suddenly revised the guidelines, saying that unless pregnant women are at high risk, they should be vaccinated with the new crown vaccine.

The who said on the same day: “based on our understanding of the new crown vaccine, we have no clear reason to believe that vaccination will put pregnant women at specific risks and that the risks will outweigh the benefits of vaccination. ”

A few days ago, the who advised pregnant women not to be vaccinated with Pfizer’s and Modena’s new crown vaccines, because the two vaccines were not tested in pregnant women. Some experts expressed disappointment at the who’s position on the 28th. Experts said the vaccines produced by Pfizer and Modena did not show any harmful effects in animal experiments, although they were not clinically tested in pregnant women. A Pfizer spokesman said Pfizer will test the vaccine for pregnant women in the coming months, while Modena plans to set up a registry to observe the side effects of vaccinated women.

In addition, fudge, director of the US Center for allergy and infectious diseases, said on the 29th that the spread of the new variant of the virus in the world reflects that the government must speed up the vaccination of the people with the new vaccine, and vaccine manufacturers should be prepared to produce new vaccines to cope with the crisis.

Fudge expects to launch clinical studies in the next few months to determine whether Pfizer and Modena vaccines are safe and effective for minors under the age of 16. Vaccination of children may begin in late spring or early summer in accordance with FDA guidelines.

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