“Of course, I worry about my baby. And that’s why I am worried about the vaccine’s effect on my baby’s growth. So right now I have decided to wait before I take the plunge,” said a 32-year-old software engineer.
Expectant and lactating mums in Singapore are still hesitant about receiving the Covid vaccine. But here's why this needs to change. The post COVID-19: Pregnant Singaporean Women Reluctant About Getting The Vaccine appeared first on theAsianparent - Your Guide to Pregnancy , Baby & Raising Kids.
covid vaccine while pregnantImage source: iStockFrom Friday (4 June), registration for vaccination will be open for pregnant women. But it seems that not every woman is willing to get the Covid vaccine while they’re pregnant.Even whilebreastfeeding mums
have been given the green light to be vaccinated, there are still those who are wary of receiving the jab.While there is no evidence that suggests the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines are harmful to pregnant woman or their babies. The fact is that there is currently limited data on the safety of the Covid vaccine while pregnant or lactating. This is perhaps why expectant mums may still be hesitant and are more concerned about the possible complications the vaccine may bring.
As Wang says, “I have no doubt that it works. But I just don’t want to take a chance on the 10-15% odds that it might not work.”Gynaecologists and infectious disease experts have also found that pregnant and lactating women are rightly concerned about getting the vaccine. headtopics.com
But these experts have stressed that the risk of getting Covid-19 during pregnancy outweighs the potential risks from getting vaccinated.As Centers for Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) puts it, “If you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19. If you have questions about getting vaccinated, a conversation with your healthcare provider might help, but is not required for vaccination.”
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Not a concern for me as I will NEVER have kids.
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