Olivier Veran announced on Tuesday a very limited list of medical contraindications for the vaccine. The minister, in particular, clarified that pregnant women can be vaccinated against Covid-19 from the “first trimester” of pregnancy.
These women in early pregnancy were eagerly awaiting information. But Olivier Veran is categorical, with the exception of three situations, “which potentially affect several hundred French people, there are no contraindications to the RNA messenger vaccine” against Covid, “including pregnancy (in) the first trimester,” he said during interrogation. session of the government in the National Assembly.
The list of three medical contraindications was compiled following the recommendations of the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM), Alain Fischer’s Vaccination Strategy Committee and the Scientific Council, Olivier Veran explained.
The first is “PIMS syndrome,” or pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, an “extremely rare” complication that some children and adolescents suffer from after contracting the coronavirus.
Reactions after 1st injection
The second question concerns “such reactions as myocarditis, pericarditis and severe hepatitis, requiring hospitalization even after the first injection of the mRNA vaccine,” the minister continued.
Allergy to any component of the vaccine
The latter concerns people who are allergic to one of the vaccine components, PEG2000 or polyethylene glycol, which “should concern about 10 cases in our country,” he said.
Neither pregnancy, nor “an allergy to antibiotics, nor a bee sting” are contraindications to vaccination, the minister added. “It is on this basis that the relevant medical certificates can be recognized as contraindications, and not on the basis of a simple medical or pharmaceutical report with an allergic history,” he insisted.
The Covid-19 vaccine is currently not recommended for women in early pregnancy due to lack of data, but there is little risk in those who nevertheless received a dose of the vaccine during this period, especially when they have not yet done so. know they were pregnant.
Starting Wednesday, the Assembly is to debate a bill establishing a commitment to Covid vaccination for caregivers and people who work in contact with vulnerable people, and which stipulates access to multiple locations upon presentation. Health passport confirming complete vaccination, recent infection, or negative test.