In November, vaccination against coronavirus infection of pregnant and lactating women will begin throughout the country. Now preparations are underway for receiving the Pfizer vaccine: places for the installation of freezers are being organized, algorithms for logistics and vaccine storage have been worked out, responsible persons have been identified at each stage, and medical personnel are being trained.
“Vaccination against the coronavirus of pregnant women is recommended by the WHO,” says Zhanar UMAROVA, a doctor of the highest category, obstetrician-gynecologist of the maternity ward of the PC. - They are afraid of the vaccine is not worth it - it cannot get into the fetus and infect it with a virus and cannot mix with breast milk and infect when feeding a child. The coronavirus vaccine is safe for pregnant and lactating mothers. "
As for Pfizer, this vaccine belongs to the group of mRNA vaccines and contains nucleic acids that cause cells to produce a protein similar to that of the coronavirus. The mRNA particles are surrounded by a fatty membrane, which contributes to the development of an immune response. The immune system recognizes the produced protein and generates an immune response with high efficiency against the virus. The vaccine is safe and effective in preventing disease. It is produced in a laboratory and does not contain the virus or its parts. The particles of the vaccine disintegrate and disappear from the body shortly after the injection.
“Many mothers-to-be are worried about whether the vaccine will affect the fetus. No, the vaccine cannot cause COVID-19 and cannot affect the hereditary material of a person, the doctor emphasizes. - It is necessary to be vaccinated, it is recommended by the World Health Organization. The vaccine is not a coronavirus, but an imitation of it. It is more dangerous if the infection enters the body during gestation. Then even a mild course of coronavirus can cause hypoxia in an unborn baby. "
Doctors reassure: there are practically no complications after vaccination in pregnant women. This is evidenced by scientific data from the United States and Israel. And the fact that today the people say that there may be complications after receiving the vaccine is also not confirmed.
“The vaccine cannot reduce fertile age or provoke a miscarriage,” explains Zh. Umarova. - Does not affect the course of pregnancy and reproduction in general - for both men and women. In the US, 7,500 pregnant women have been vaccinated and have excellent results. "
You can inject the vaccine into pregnant women at all stages, as well as women who are lactating or planning a pregnancy. What makes Pfizer unique is that it can be done at all stages of pregnancy.
“Before deciding to become pregnant, we advise women to be vaccinated, before entering the IVF program, they also need to be vaccinated. It is desirable that pregnancy occurs no earlier than a month after the second vaccine, that is, when the woman is fully vaccinated, ”the gynecologist advises.
The maternity hospital doctors shared how they experienced the protective effect of vaccination.
“Compared to previous years, I can tell from our perinatal center that when there was no vaccine yet, many of our employees were sick,” recalls Zh. Umarova. - It was hard to work, I just didn’t have enough hands. There were cases when doctors were in intensive care with coronavirus infection. But as soon as we were all vaccinated, no one went to sick leave - everyone was at their post, were on duty, operated. The whole team is gathering for revaccination. The effect of vaccination is obvious. "
Shymkent is still among the leaders in fertility.
“Compared to last year, 1,500 more babies were born in our center than last year,” the speaker states. - Twins and triplets began to appear more often. And I want to note the following tendency: there are more older women who want to become mothers, and there was a case when we had a 49-year-old patient. This is usually a repeated birth. There are primiparas at 41, 45 years old. It all depends on the desire and, of course, the state of health. You just need to protect yourself from a dangerous infection and get vaccinated. "
Doctors emphasize: getting vaccinated or not is everyone's personal business. And if you do decide, it is important to get tested before immunization. The center recalled that exacerbation of chronic diseases and the presence of acute infectious processes remain contraindications to receiving an injection. In all other cases, the vaccination will only be for the good.
As a reminder, Pfizer will appear in Kazakhstan next week. This was announced by the First Vice Minister of Health Marat SHORANOV. Pfizer vaccines are expected to ship between November 8-14.
It is also planned to vaccinate children from 12 years old with the Pfizer vaccine in Kazakhstan with the voluntary consent of their legal representatives.
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