Professor Chris Whitty urged mothers-to-be get jabbed as he shared ‘stark’ figures that just 33 vaccinated pregnant women were admitted to hospital with Covid between February and September.
For comparison, 98 per cent of hospital admissions (1,681) were among unjabbed mothers-to-be.
And just three infected pregnant women admitted to intensive care were vaccinated, compared to 232 infected unvaccinated women, he said. Professor Whitty told a Downing Street press conference that hospitalisations among unvaccinated pregnant women are ‘preventable’ and it is ‘clear the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks in every area’.
There is no evidence that the current crop of Covid jabs harm fertility or are unsafe for pregnant women or their unborn children. But scores of women have been reluctant to get jabbed due to misinformation and reports of temporary menstrual changes after getting an injection.
It pushed England’s top midwife last month to urge pregnant women to get jabbed.