Is it safe for the baby if you are a breastfeeding mother and you get vaccinated? Also, is it safe for pregnant women to get vaccinated?15 May, 2021 | 09:53
Pfizer and Moderna have shared safety data on the vaccine that has been clinically tested on 94,000 women—frontline workers, pregnant women and women with comorbidities. However, Covishield and Covaxin have not done so. The Office of the Director Of Public Health and Preventive Medicine issued a circular on May 6, 2021, stating the ‘vaccines at present in use are contraindicated in pregnant and lactating mothers.” Moreover, the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech also does not recommend such vaccination, the circular states.
Dr Anjila Aneja,
Director obstetrics and gynaecology, Fortis la Femme GKII
Director and Head Minimal Access Surgery, Fortis Memorial Institute, Gurgaon