The vaccine is hoping to get rid of the Corona epidemic. While there are no complications with vaccinating adults, there are differing views on whether pregnant or breastfeeding mothers can be vaccinated.


There are no reliable studies or clinical trials on how corona vaccine affects pregnant and lactating women and babies. Pregnant and lactating women were not included in the early clinical trials due to medical ethics considerations. One of the reasons for this is the risk of harm to the child. She also feared that the vaccine would harm pregnant women. That is why international policies in this regard have not yet been formulated.



Can breastfeeding mothers get the corona vaccine?
Can breastfeeding mothers get the corona vaccine?



In May of this year, Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommended that pregnant and lactating women be vaccinated against coronavirus. But the company did not guarantee security. According to NACI experts, the benefits of the corona vaccine may outweigh the risks to pregnant women and unborn babies. This means that the benefits of vaccination may outweigh the risks.


The NACI has suggested this in the light of a recent study. A study conducted by researchers in the United States says the mRNA vaccine is safe for pregnant women. Vaccination causes thrombotic thrombocytopenia in pregnant women. Its treatment is more complicated in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women. But studies in the United States have suggested that the mRNA vaccine is not related to thrombotic thrombocytopenia.


However, more research is needed to determine whether the MRNA vaccine is actually safe for these women and their unborn babies. Hopefully, some clinical trials are underway in this regard. For example, the National Institutes of Health and Pfizer / Bioentech in the United States are conducting clinical trials of mRNA ticks during pregnancy.



So do not get the corona vaccine during pregnancy or lactation? There is a survey to largely allay fears. An online survey in the United States found that 130,000 pregnant and lactating women did not experience any serious side effects from the corona vaccine. They have received Pfizer and Modern mRNA vaccines. As far as mothers are concerned, recent research has also shown that antibodies acquired after vaccination can pass through the placenta to the fetus and enter the baby's body with breast milk. As a result, such children can get protection.


If you want to know about the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Professor of Cardiology and President of the Bangladesh Cardiovascular Research Foundation. SM Mostafa Zaman told Risingbd: "Due to lack of detailed research, pregnant women and lactating mothers in our country have not been vaccinated. However, a proposal was made to the government on our behalf. Many countries are now vaccinating these women at risk. The government may take action in the future.