Covid vaccines safe during pregnancy: EU watchdog
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Research involving some 65,000 women showed "growing evidence" that the Pfizer and Moderna jabs did not cause pregnancy complications, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said.
The shots also provided increased protection against hospitalisation and death, particularly in late pregnancy, said the watchdog.
"The review did not find any sign of an increased risk of pregnancy complications, miscarriages, preterm births or adverse effects in the unborn babies following mRNA Covid-19 vaccination," the EMA said in a statement.
Pfizer and Moderna both use new Messenger RNA tecnology.
The Amsterdam-based regulator said it had carried out a "detailed review of several studies" involving around 65,000 pregnancies at different stages.
The EMA said it would now review data for the other vaccines it has authorised "as they become available".