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Is It Safe to Get Vaccinated During Pregnancy?

We are currently battling the second wave of Covid and are going to vaccinate a person above 18 years of age according to the government’s guidelines. It’s in our minds to take Covid vaccination. There are various questions about the Covid Vaccine during pregnancy. Is it safe or not? Lets know about these answers in this article.

When you look at the class above 18 years of age, there are numbers of pregnant women, lactating mothers. So in their minds, the question remains whether she can take this vaccine, is it safe for the baby and the mother herself.

So, first, you should know why you should get this vaccine.

Covid Vaccine in Pregnancy

As people are suffering from the Covid pandemic for the past one and a half years and are not calling for being less. So, Covid Vaccine is the only remedy that can control it. After taking the vaccine, the immunity level of your body increases along with the antibody production. At the same time, cellular immunity does not increase, so if there is an infection, it will help you fight it. So let’s know about 5 types of vaccines.

Types of Vaccine

Mentioned below are the five types of vaccines.

  • Kill vaccine – The virus is dead in it. Taking this vaccine does not cause symptoms like disease in our body. An example of this is the flu vaccine which we can give in pregnancy. Covaxin is the kill vaccine available in India.
  • Live attenuated vaccine – In which the virus of Covid is paralyzed and the vaccine is made from it. But in immune-compromised people, this vaccine cannot be given in pregnancy as it causes symptoms of the disease.
  • Live attenuated vaccine – In which the virus of Covid is paralyzed and the vaccine is made from it. But in immune-compromised people, this vaccine cannot be given in pregnancy as it causes symptoms of the disease.
  • Viral Vector vaccine – In this, a safe virus which does not cause disease, the genetic material of Covid is inserted in the virus. Taking this vaccine greatly reduces the chances of having a virus or symptoms like Covid. An example of this vaccine is the ebola vaccine. According to the guidelines of FOGSI, this vaccine, which contains the adenovirus, does not infect the infant and mother, so this vaccine can be given during pregnancy.
  • Nucleic acid vaccine – Also called mRNA vaccine, in which the mRNA component of Covid is separated and given a vaccine. This is a fairly new type of vaccine. There is no possibility of disease by giving mRNA, therefore it is said to be safe in vaccine pregnancy and lactating mothers.

If you look at the data of the American V-safe registry, 35,000 pregnant and lactating women were given vaccines and it was seen that there was no increase in complications during pregnancy in the infant. It was his partner that antibodies were produced in a good amount in his body and these antibodies were present in the umbilical cord and the baby so that the chances of getting protection for the baby is very good.

So this means that taking Covid vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding is very important for mother and baby and is very useful but Covaxin and Covershield which is a vaccine in India, studies did not include pregnant and lactating mothers.

That is why the Indian government has banned their vaccination in pregnant and lactating mothers. Until then, the Indian government does not lift the vaccine until the pregnant and lactating mother cannot give this vaccine to doctors.

When the government permits this vaccine, then the hesitation is to take this vaccine pregnant and lactating women. Because this is going to be beneficial for you.

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