Jakarta – During pregnancy, of course, Mother will be more careful in doing anything to maintain the health of herself and the fetus, including the COVID-19 booster vaccine.
Until now, even though it has been declared safe, there are still many mothers who are worried that booster vaccines can affect the health of the fetus in the womb. However, based on the recommendations and provisions of the Indonesian Obstetrics and Gynecology Association (POGI), the COVID-19 booster vaccine is safe for pregnant women, Mother.
Mothers are recommended to get a booster vaccine as soon as possible. Even in areas with high rates of transmission of the new Omicron variant, pregnant women get an early time to be able to do a booster vaccine.
Launching from the page Today’s Parent, for all pregnant women and women who are planning a pregnancy it is recommended to get a full dose of vaccine plus a booster. There is no definite time in which week of pregnancy you can get a booster vaccine. What is certain is to do it as soon as possible after consulting a doctor, Mother.
The reason pregnant women are recommended for a booster vaccine
If you are pregnant and have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 for two doses and a booster, the chances of complications in pregnancy are very high. For this reason, it is very important for mothers to immediately get the COVID-19 booster vaccine at this time.
“We want to protect pregnant women as effectively as possible, because we know the risk of being intubated or dying from COVID-19 in pregnant women is significantly higher. Obviously, a pregnant woman who is seriously ill with COVID-19 is putting herself and her baby at risk,” said Brian Brimmage, an obstetrician based in the United States. Health TalkMonday (14/2).
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Risks if pregnant women are not vaccinated
Pregnant women have an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Mothers who contract the virus during pregnancy also face a higher risk of premature birth and stillbirth. Pregnant women who are not vaccinated are very at risk.
Since the vaccine is widely available, most pregnant women who are hospitalized with COVID-19 have not been vaccinated. Many pregnant women do not get vaccinated because of some mothers’ concerns about the consequences for the fetus. But there is no evidence that the vaccine causes harm to the mother or baby. That’s why POGI recommends vaccines for pregnant women.
As Brian’s doctor also stated, there is absolutely no evidence that vaccines or boosters cause miscarriage, stillbirth or any kind of infertility. On the other hand, vaccines and boosters can prevent long-term effects on the baby’s development of pregnant women who have COVID-19.
See another explanation on the next page, Mother.
Check out the video about vaccine and booster recommendations for pregnant women according to the doctor below.