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Covid-19 vaccination is possible from the very beginning of pregnancy

Pregnant women can be vaccinated against Covid-19 as early as the first trimester of pregnancy, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday July 20, who announced a very limited list of medical contraindications for the vaccine.

Apart from three situations, “What potentially worries several hundred French people, there is no contraindication to the messenger RNA vaccine.” against Covid-19, “Including pregnancy in the first trimester”– he declared during the interrogation of the government in the National Assembly.

The Covid-19 vaccine is currently not recommended for women in early pregnancy due to lack of data, but there is no particular risk in those who, no matter what, received a dose of the vaccine during this period. Especially when they didn’t. while I know they were pregnant.

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Three contraindications

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 children’s multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a complication. “incredibly rare” from which some children and adolescents have suffered as a result of infection with the coronavirus. Second problem “Reactions such as myocarditis, pericarditis and severe hepatitis requiring hospitalization after the first injection of the mRNA vaccine”– continued the minister.

The latter applies to people who are allergic to one of the vaccine components, PEG2000 or polyethylene glycol. “About ten cases in our country should be affected”– he assured. No pregnancy “No antibiotic allergies, no bee sting.” are not contraindications to vaccination, the minister added.

“Therefore, 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 opinion with an allergic history.”he insisted.

The National Assembly is to debate from Wednesday a bill establishing a commitment to the Covid-19 vaccine for carers and people working in contact with vulnerable people, and which requires entry to many locations upon presentation of a full vaccination pass a recent infection or a negative test …

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Peace with AFP

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