In the United Kingdom the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI) has advised that all pregnant women should be offered the Covid-19 vaccine. Meanwhile in the USA the CDC states that all pregnant women can receive a Covid-19 vaccine, if they wish to do so. But how exactly have these health authorities managed to conclude that the Covid vaccines are safe for use during pregnancy?
The JVCI say they came to the conclusion that pregnant women should be offered the Covid vaccines because “in the USA, around 90,000 pregnant women have been vaccinated mainly with Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and no safety concerns have been identified“. But is this statement true?
The latest data within the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in the USA shows us that 395 women have reported the loss of their unborn child due to the Covid vaccines. Out of 90,000 this may not sound like many, but it’s important to remember that only 1% – 10% of adverse reactions are actually reported to the VAERS system, and there is a serious backlog due to the vast amount of adverse reactions that have been reported to the Covid vaccines. So the data presented within the VAERS system doesn’t include every report that has been submitted up to the 21st May, and reports made as far back as January are only just being added into the system.
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