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EU Medicines Regulator: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Safe for Pregnancy

Wed 19 Jan 2022 | 12:27 AM
Rana Atef

New studies conducted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which is the major medicines regulator of the European Union approved that Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnancy, Sputnik reported on Tuesday.

The research included 65,000 women and they all have no complications for their pregnancy after receiving Pfizer, and Moderna shots.

Moreover, the study showed that the injected shots increased protection against hospitalization and death, especially during the late pregnancy periods.

EMA said in a statement: "The review 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."

The Amsterdam-based regulator revealed a "detailed review of several studies" involving around more than 60,000 pregnancies from different stages and ages.

"The review of real world evidence suggests that the benefits of receiving mRNA Covid-19 vaccines during pregnancy outweighs any possible risks for expectant mothers and unborn babies," the statement added.

In the same context, leading drug maker Moderna started to experiment with adding booster shots to its mRNa- technology to detect the impact of the booster shots on the Omicron.

The test aimed to check the impact of the booster vaccine doses on neutralizing the new strain that carried 32 mutations in its protein spike.

It began by testing three different kinds of COVID-19 vaccines, and the higher boosters gave more protection from entering the hospital. In addition, the company is working on developing two of its belongings, especially the bags.