Entertainment COVID-19: In the United Kingdom, pregnant women encouraged to be vaccinated
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The Delta Variant is more dangerous for pregnant women. Now many of them are still reluctant to be vaccinated in the United Kingdom. The results of a study from the University of Oxford indicate that the vaccine protects them.
with our correspondent in London, Marie Boeda
Forty-five percent of the pregnant women admitted to the hospital develop moderate or severe forms of the virus,. This can result in pneumonia, a lack of oxygen, or even death. Data collected when the Delta variant became majority in the country. And on this percentage, none was completely vaccinated and only 0.5% had received a dose.
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"Vaccines save life and these numbers are a reminder that they can keep you , you and your baby, safe and out of the hospital, "said NHS Midwives Manager in England.
► to Listen:A second dose recommended before the third trimester of pregnancy
It recommends that they receive the second dose before the third trimester of pregnancy. It is at that moment that the serious forms are the most common. In addition to protecting themselves, the latest studies show that mothers transmit antibodies to their baby.
Same recommendation This week of the Scottish Prime Minister and the British Minister of Vaccines. Of the 700,000 women giving birth every year, only 20,000 received the two doses.
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