It has been over two years since COVID-19 wreaked havoc in our lives, with more variants being discovered by scientists in the past six months including the Delta-Variant. These are much more destructive for humankind and even deadly for the most vulnerable such as immunocompromised, transplant patients, cancer patients, and pregnant women.
While the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are not fully known, data has concluded that getting the jab increases the chances of survival in case of someone contracts COVID-19. Across the world, it is advised that pregnant women get their jabs too. However, in Pakistan, there is reservation towards the vaccine.
Women are Dying After Contracting COVID-19 while Pregnant
Many factors contribute to the reservation of locals. As per Oscar-winner filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, from Multan to Karachi, Doctors have reported the loss of lives of pregnant women after contracting COVID-19. This is because they were not vaccinated.
Sharmeen took the matter to social media, wherein a series of Instagram stories she stated facts and encouraged pregnant women to get vaccinated to survive.
She wrote: “I have spoken to doctors from Multan to Karachi and this is a conversation we must start having on a national level. Pregnant women are nervous about getting vaccinated but what they don’t realize is that they may not survive if they contract covid.”
“We have to push pregnant women to overcome their fears and we must pish gynecologists across the country to encourage the COVID-19 vaccinations. I know 3 women who have died in their 8th month of pregnancy only because they were not vaccianted.”
She further added, “Pregnant women please get vaccinated for you and for your family it is the safest thing to do.”
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COVID-19 pandemic had hit us hard in 2020. At the time, doctors advised pregnant women to avoid the jab as they were cautious about what they recommend during pregnancy. Over the past year, enough data has proved that pregnant women must be actively encouraged to get the vaccine as it can put the pregnancy at risk.
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