Experts on coronavirus vaccination when planning pregnancy

How to plan a pregnancy during the pandemic? Doctors agree that a pregnant woman is more vulnerable to the disease. Therefore, vaccination for expectant mothers is a necessary procedure, experts believe. They recommend receiving the vaccine at least one month before conception. This especially applies to those who want to use in vitro fertilization. They are advised to get both components of the vaccine. Women who have already got vaccinated, not knowing that they are pregnant, have nothing to worry about, Kazakh fertility specialists said.

“The U.S., Israel and Canada started to inoculate women during pregnancy with some coronavirus vaccines, for example, Pfizer. Clinical trials are underway. The Sputnik vaccine became available to pregnant women during the pandemic. But Kazakhstan has not registered the evidence yet,” said Vyacheslav Lokshin, President of the Kazakhstan Association of Reproductive Medicine.

In addition, experts refuted the information that after receiving Hayat-Vax vaccine it is not allowed to have a baby for two years.

“To date, vaccine manufacturing countries have confirmed no side effects when vaccinating women. We refute the information that vaccines are harmful to pregnant women,” stated Yerzhan Baitanayev, Official Representative of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Committee.

Vaccine manufacturers all over the world are currently conducting research. If they show positive results, Kazakhstan may consider the issue of vaccinating pregnant women.


Translation by Saniya Sakenova

Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova