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mRNA COVID-19 vaccines safe for pregnant women, finds EMA review

January 19, 2022


According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s COVID-19 task force (ETF), a growing body of evidence suggests that messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines do not cause pregnancy complications for expectant mothers and their babies.

The ETF undertook a detailed review of several studies involving around 65,000 pregnancies at different stages and did not find any sign of an increased risk of pregnancy complications, miscarriages, preterm births or adverse effects in the unborn babies following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. Despite some limitations in the data, the EMA stated the results appear consistent across studies looking at these outcomes.

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