Vaccination of pregnant women against COVID-19
Memo for pregnant women about vaccination against COVID-19
Currently, in our region, as well as throughout the country, there is an extremely difficult situation regarding the incidence of pregnant women with COVID-19. If in the previous wave of NKVI, pregnant women (as well as young people in general) rarely got sick and without complications, at the moment, at least one pregnant woman with a severe course of the disease is admitted to covid hospitals in the Lipetsk region every day. Scientific studies have shown that the incidence of COVID-19 in pregnant women is higher than in the general population. It has been established that, due to their unique immune characteristics and susceptibility to respiratory infection, pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2 should be considered a high-risk group for severe morbidity and mortality. Numerous studies report adverse pregnancy outcomes in patients with COVID-19. Therefore, it is necessary to prevent COVID-19 disease during pregnancy. This is important for you and your baby!
The Gam-Covid-Vac vaccine (trade name Sputnik V) is tested and absolutely safe, produces antibodies and protects against the new coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its severe consequences. The vaccine is free and available to any adult resident of the region under the CHI policy.
The best option is to get vaccinated when planning a pregnancy. To date, there is no data on the impact of COVID-19 vaccines on the reproductive function of men and women. At the same time, the impact of a past infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 on human reproductive function can be negative.
Therefore, if you are planning a pregnancy, you and your family members over 18 years of age should be vaccinated in advance. This can be done 2-3 months before pregnancy.
IMPORTANT! From 06/25/21 pregnancy is excluded from the list of contraindications for Sputnik V vaccination. To date, there is no evidence of a negative impact of vaccination on pregnancy and perinatal outcomes. The CDC's international registry, which contains most of the data on those vaccinated during pregnancy, now has hundreds of thousands of pregnant women.
The group with the highest risk of developing severe forms of COVID-19 is pregnant women with somatic diseases: chronic lung diseases, diseases of the cardiovascular system, arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cancer, obesity, chronic kidney disease, liver disease.
If you belong to this group, and the gestation period is more than 12 weeks, vaccination is even more important for you: the vaccine will help prevent serious complications!
You can sign up for a vaccination by calling EDS 8-800-450-48-48 - by short number 122, through the State Services portal, at the clinic at the place of residence. You do not need to take a referral from a therapist before vaccination: the doctor will conduct an examination immediately before vaccination.