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Vaccine side effects: Results of probe linking pregnancy loss to Covid jab announced


The wait could now be over thanks to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Covid-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy and First-Trimester Miscarriage | NEJM

The study investigated a number of health registries in Norway to compare the proportion of vaccinated women who lost their pregnancy in the first trimester, compared to women who were still pregnant at the end of the three month period.

According to the paper’s findings, there was no evidence of a link between the two.

Dr Deshayne Fell, an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, said: “Our study found no evidence of an increased risk for early pregnancy loss after COVID-19 vaccination and adds to the findings from other reports supporting COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.

“The findings are reassuring for women who were vaccinated early in pregnancy and support the growing evidence that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy is safe.”





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