The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) spoke on behalf of Health Secretary Steve Barclay (pictured) to MailOnline and the advice on vaccinating pregnant women against Covid has not changed.

Health minister insists NHS advice on Covid vaccines for pregnant women remains unchanged

Covid vaccine advice for pregnant women has not changed, and health officials have insisted on responding to the false claims sweeping social media.

The government’s safety document, which appeared to have been updated this month, states: “No sufficient guarantees can be made for the safe use of the vaccine in pregnant women at this time.”

Prominent penalty-hit fanatics, including former footballer Matt Le Tissier, have claimed new advice says the group “should not take” the punches.

But ministers responded to the allegations, which were based on an outdated document Pfizer submitted to the Medicines Regulatory Authority.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health told MailOnline: “The government and clinical and independent advice have not changed.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) spoke on behalf of Health Secretary Steve Barclay (pictured) to MailOnline and the advice on vaccinating pregnant women against Covid has not changed.

ONS analysts estimate that around 1.2 million people contracted the virus on any given day in England in the week ending August 16.  Cases are down 15 percent from the previous week.

ONS analysts estimate that around 1.2 million people contracted the virus on any given day in England in the week ending August 16. Cases are down 15 percent from the previous week.

Covid vaccines are very safe and effective for both pregnant and breastfeeding women.

This is supported by comprehensive data from the real world, including global analysis outside of clinical trials and in healthcare settings.

“We are doing everything we can to encourage eligible women to get vaccinated, to protect themselves and their children from Covid.”

The false information arose from a document originally published in December 2020.

The report included a summary of data that Pfizer sent to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for approval.

But the MHRA updated the documents on August 16 with new information about adults receiving a booster dose different from the type of vaccine they received in the first two doses.

Social media users soon discovered the section on pregnancy, which also stated: “Lactating women should also not be vaccinated.”

Data were collected as of December 2020, before the vaccine was approved and tested in pregnant women. Pregnant mothers were not included in the initial trials, which is the standard protocol for vaccines and other medications.

Independent studies of more than 315,000 women have since shown that Pfizer and Moderna stabs are safe during pregnancy.

No increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects, or health problems in children was found.

The compelling evidence prompted a change in advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) in April of last year.

However, absorption has remained slow among expectant mothers.

This is despite data clearly indicating that Covid during pregnancy can increase the risk of complications.

The MHRA insisted that the new data, not contained in the Pfizer document, “support updated advice” encouraging women to receive the vaccination.

Dr Victoria Malley, an immunologist at Imperial College London, tried to debunk the rumors on social media ahead of the government’s response.

She said Pfizer hasn’t added any new pregnancy advice since December 2020, which is why she still says the same thing as she did at the time.

She tweeted: “If you are pregnant in the UK, the NHS highly recommends getting the Covid vaccine if you are not yet protected.

“The advice has not changed!”

JCVI advises that pregnant women should be given two doses of the vaccine and a booster.

None of the vaccines contain live coronavirus and cannot infect pregnant women or their fetus in the womb.

An MHRA spokesperson said: “The text referenced in the social media posts comes from the Public Assessment Report (PAR) which summarizes our assessment at the time of vaccine approval (December 2, 2020).

Since then, significant new data (“real world” non-clinical and post-licensing data) has been produced updating the advice that vaccines should be offered to pregnant and lactating women.

“For our latest advice, please see the summary of product characteristics and the Covid-19 Yellow Card Vaccine Reports which state that vaccines are safe to use during pregnancy and breast-feeding.”

The truth about COVID vaccines and pregnancy: Should I get a shot if I’m expecting?

What is the latest advice regarding pregnancy and vaccination against Covid disease?

Covid-19 vaccinations are highly recommended during pregnancy.

On December 16, 2021, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) announced that pregnant women are now considered an “at risk” group in the vaccination programme.

And she stressed the need for them to receive the Corona virus vaccine and booster doses.

Are vaccinations commonly used in pregnancy?

Vaccines are already routinely and safely given to pregnant women and breastfeeding women during pregnancy, for example to protect against influenza (influenza) and whooping cough.

Many of these vaccines also protect their children from infection.

These vaccines, like the COVID-19 vaccines, are non-live vaccines, which are generally considered safe during pregnancy.

Is vaccination safe for pregnant women and their children?

Strong factual data in the US – where more than 200,000 pregnant women have been vaccinated primarily with mRNA vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna – have raised no safety concerns.

Therefore, JCVI advises that it is best to offer the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines to pregnant women in the UK, where available.

UKHSA and Public Health Scotland report that more than 100,000 pregnant women have received the Covid vaccine in England and Scotland, with no serious adverse effects recorded.

Covid vaccines do not contain ingredients known to be harmful to a pregnant woman or fetus.

Studies of vaccines in animals to look at their effects on pregnancy have shown no evidence that vaccines cause harm to pregnancy or fertility.

Can a vaccine boost immunity in children?

Studies have shown that protective antibodies developed from vaccination can be passed from mother to baby through the placenta, and after birth through breast milk, helping the baby’s immunity against Covid.

The degree of protection this provides to the child is currently unknown and more research is needed.

Source: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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