TracyK2017 on twitter has alerted a lot of people today to the fact that the UK Government has a website page with a document titled “Information for Healthcare Professionals on COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer/BioNTech”. The web page says this document was “updated on 16 August 2022” (although as explained below there seems to be some dispute about this). Tracy notes the following:
The relevant text from the above paragraph (which I can confirm is certainly in the document at the end of Section 3.4) is:
In the context of supply under Regulation 174, it is considered that sufficient reassurance of safe use of the vaccine in pregnant women cannot be provided at the present time
Women who are breastfeeding should also not be vaccinated.
Katy also notes now that people are pointing out that the document has not in fact been recently updated; apparently the wayback machine shows no changes since March 2021. However, this would make things even worse as it means that the Government officials and the NHS have been recommending pregnant women get the vaccine against the official Government document advice. But Katy’s pinned tweet dated 6 May 2022 does in fact link to a DIFFERENT version of the same document. That version DOES NOT HAVE THE SECTION titled ‘Toxicity conclusions’ in it, although it does contain the following statement in Section 4.6:
Administration of the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 in pregnancy should only be considered when the potential benefits outweigh any potential risks for the mother and foetus.