Covid-19 vaccines during pregnancy

Full Fact is working with Pregnant Then Screwed to provide good information about Covid-19 vaccines during pregnancy

6 September 2022

Claim that 44% of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine trial pregnancies ended in miscarriage is wrong

The number is based on miscalculation from a now-deleted blog post.

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Claim that 44% of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine trial pregnancies ended in miscarriage is wrong
2 September 2022

The government hasn’t ‘removed’ Covid-19 vaccine advice in pregnancy

Claims seem to be based on a document published around the time the Pfizer vaccine was first approved.

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The government hasn’t ‘removed’ Covid-19 vaccine advice in pregnancy
31 August 2022

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are still advised to get the Covid-19 vaccine

The advice has not been “quietly changed” as some online have claimed.

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Pregnant and breastfeeding women are still advised to get the Covid-19 vaccine
13 July 2022

Covid-19 vaccines do not harm fertility

An article from the misinformation site, the Exposé, is full of false information about fertility, based on misrepresented science.

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Covid-19 vaccines do not harm fertility
17 May 2022

Post claiming the Pfizer vaccine has only a 12% efficacy rate is inaccurate

False claims circulating on social media about the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine are not based on newly published documents.

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Post claiming the Pfizer vaccine has only a 12% efficacy rate is inaccurate
17 February 2022

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine does not cause birth defects

Participants in the original vaccine trial were required not to have unprotected sex for 28 days after their second dose, but this is just a standard precaution in new drug …

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Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine does not cause birth defects
26 November 2021

Covid-19 vaccines are recommended in pregnancy even after infection

Although infection may give some level of natural immunity, it is not clear how long this can last.

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Covid-19 vaccines are recommended in pregnancy even after infection
18 November 2021

Research does not show 80% of vaccinated pregnant women experienced miscarriage

False claims that more than 80% experienced miscarriage after a Covid-19 vaccination are based on an error in a journal article that has since been withdrawn.

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Research does not show 80% of vaccinated pregnant women experienced miscarriage
15 November 2021

What are the risks of Covid-19 in pregnancy?

Evidence so far shows that you are not more likely to be infected with Covid-19 in pregnancy, but you are at risk of more severe disease if you do catch …

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What are the risks of Covid-19 in pregnancy?
5 November 2021

Pregnancy, vaccination and going to work - what does the guidance say?

Readers have asked us what the guidance says on going into work while pregnant, and what employers need to do to ensure safety.

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Pregnancy, vaccination and going to work - what does the guidance say?

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