WHO Does About-Face on Whether Pregnant Women Should Get Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

WHO Does About-Face on Whether Pregnant Women Should Get Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

In early January 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended against pregnant women receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccine due to insufficient scientific data for that vulnerable population.1 On Jan. 26, the WHO recommended against pregnant women receiving the Moderna experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, with WHO director of immunization Kate O’Brien being quoted by Reuters as stating, “There is no reason to think there could be a problem in pregnancy, we are just acknowledging the data is not there at the moment.”2 3 4

On Jan. 29, however, the WHO reversed its recommendation to align itself more closely with that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends that women can choose to get mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy.5 6 7 8 9 The current WHO guidelines still note that there is little data available to assess COVID-19 vaccine safety during pregnancy but state:

Nevertheless, based on what we know about this kind of vaccine, we don’t have any specific reason to believe there will be specific risks that would outweigh the benefits. For this reason, those pregnant women at high risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (e.g. health workers) or who have comorbidities which add to their risk of severe disease, may be vaccinated in consultation with their health care provider.10

To date, no vaccine using mRNA technology has been officially licensed as safe for humans. Pregnant women were left out of the clinical trials for both the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech experimental COVID-19 vaccines. This decision was made despite a call from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and other medical trade groups to include some expectant mothers in various COVID-19 related trials.11

Lack of Drug and Vaccine Safety Data in Pregnant Women Not Unusual

Lack of drug and vaccine safety data on pregnant women from clinical trials is not unusual. Epidemiologist David Schwartz, PhD, observed:

You’re dealing with a tremendously altered human being. The maternal cardiovascular system is different, as well as the hemodynamics, the immunology and the pharmacodynamics.10

In addition to the altered physiological state of the expectant mother, assessing the effects on both the mother and the fetus presents a potential medical, ethical and liability challenge because vaccines and drugs pass through the placenta to the fetus.12

Government recommendations for use of drugs during pregnancy that have been historically deemed safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and not believed to cause harm to the developing fetus have, on occasion, been revised.13 One example is the anti-nausea drug thalidomide, which was used off-label as a morning sickness drug for pregnant women during the late-1950s and early-1960s. At the time, the drug was not approved by the FDA and was considered to be experimental and was still being tested in clinical trials, yet it was widely used in the U.S. and Europe. Despite thalidomide being an unapproved experimental drug, approximately 20,000 patients, including 207 women who were known to be pregnant, received the drug in the U.S.14

Thalidomide was later found to cause catastrophic birth defects after some babies born to mothers, who took the experimental anti-nausea drug during pregnancy, were born without arms and/or legs.

Pregnant Women A Vulnerable Population, Fever Should Be Avoided in First Trimester

The experimental Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines (mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2) are being distributed in the U.S. after being given an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA, but they have not been officially licensed as safe and effective by the federal agency. Under the EUA mechanism, the FDA commissioner may allow unapproved medical products to be used in emergency situations during a declared public health emergency.

Clinical trials administering unlicensed drugs and vaccines to pregnant women also face the challenge of ethics surrounding experimental testing on what is considered a vulnerable population. Historically women, especially those of low income and women of color, have been subject to unethical clinical trials without proper informed consent.12 Such was the case with the initial birth control pills that were unethically tested on women in Puerto Rico in the 1950s.15

Recommendations issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and now WHO recommendations as well, state that, while the absolute risk for severe COVID-19 during pregnancy is low, the vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant women. According to ACOG, conversations between pregnant women and providers may be helpful and patients should have “access to available information about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, including information about the data that are not available.”16

There are currently no guidelines for when it is best to vaccinate against COVID-19 during pregnancy. Sonja Rasmussen, MD, a professor in the department of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Florida, notes that one known side effect of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines is fever. She cautions that fever is “important to avoid during pregnancy—especially in the first trimester, when fever is associated with an increased risk of birth defects.”12


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1 World Health Organization. Who can take the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine? Jan. 8, 2021.
2 Nebehay S, Blamont M. WHO experts issue recommendations on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Reuters Jan 26, 2021.
3 Gray C. WHO has new recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancyKSTP.com Jan. 27, 2021.
4 Kent S. Pregnant women shouldn’t get the Moderna COVID vaccine for now, WHO saysNJ.com Jan. 27, 2021.
5 Farber M. Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine now recommended for pregnant women, WHO says in guidance reversalFox News Jan. 29, 2021.
6 Jerusalem Post Staff. WHO reverses stance on pregnant women receiving COVID-19 vaccineThe Jerusalem Post Jan. 30, 2021.
7 Mandavilli A. Pregnant Women May Receive Covid Vaccines Safely, W.H.O. SaysThe New York Times Jan. 29, 2021.
8 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding. Jan. 7, 2021.
9 Parpia R. Pregnant Health Care Workers Can Get COVID-19 Vaccines Despite Lack of Safety Data Says CDCThe Vaccine Reaction Jan. 3, 2021.
10 WHO. The Moderna COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) vaccine: what you need to know. Jan. 26, 2021.
11 Taylor MM et al. Inclusion of pregnant women in COVID-19 treatment trials: a review and global call to actionThe Lancet Dec. 16, 2020.
12 Lenharo M. Why COVID Vaccines Are Likely Safe for Pregnant PeopleScientific American Feb. 2, 2021.
13 Searing L. NSAIDs should be avoided after 20th week of pregnancy, FDA warns. The Washington Post Oct. 26, 2020.
14 Fintel B, Samaras AT, Carias E. The Thalidomide Tragedy: Lessons for Drug Safety and RegulationHELIX July 28, 2009.
15 American Experience. The Puerto Rico Pill TrialsPBS.
16 ACOG Immunization, Infectious Disease, and Public Health Preparedness Expert Work Group. Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Feb. 4, 2021.

 

18 Responses to "WHO Does About-Face on Whether Pregnant Women Should Get Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine"

  1. Redpill   February 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Pregnant women and children are a primary test group. Not because they are concerned but because so many people are backing away from taking this shot as more news is seeping through the cracks of the censored media that people are experiencing powerful adverse reactions as well as dying. They must somehow increase the dosage given for continue profits so the best way to scare people into getting the shot is saying, like the DPT, it’s protection for the mother and child. They will use the same fear tactic as the measles vaccine by saying COVID is deadly to children to scare parents into vaccinating their children. Of course, this is after they made a point of saying children were not at risk.

    Here are a few links as to what’s happening in other countries:
    -A university professor died after being injected with the first dose of Pfizer/aBioNTech vaccine. Ioan Dzitc former rector of Agora Oradea University was happy to have been vaccine: UPDATE: Wife Denies https://www.activenews.ro/stiri/Un-profesor-universitar-a-murit-dupa-ce-a-fost-injectat-cu-prima-doza-de-vaccin-Pfizer-BioNTech.-Ioan-Dzitac-fost-rector-al-Universitatii-Agora-Oradea-era-fericit-ca-s-a-vaccinat-165115

    -“A 79-year-old Slovak man died after being vaccinated with a coronavirus January 26th, 2021 Slovakia”
    https://www.aktuality.sk/clanok/859285/koronavirus-po-ockovani-zomrel-na-slovensku-79-rocny-pacient/

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  2. Dani   February 15, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Can’t trust anything WHO says. We constantly hear that pregnant women need to avoid fish due to mercury but it’s OK to be injected by a fast-tracked “vaccine”.

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    • Robert   February 16, 2021 at 10:21 am

      To be fair, there is no mercury in this mRNA vaccine. Plenty of other problems with it but mercury isn’t one of them.

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      • Madeline   February 17, 2021 at 11:41 am

        At this point, Mercury is the least of our concerns…

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    • JennyM   February 17, 2021 at 5:02 pm

      Don’t forget ‘experimental’ vaccine. With components that were never before included in vaccines ever. Like mRNA and some of the weird ingredients.

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  3. carole Henry   February 15, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    It was KNOWN to the drug company whose employee discovered thalidomide that it was causing deformed babies almost from the beginning. Thousands of babies born deformed.
    Only one person in the FDA refused to ok it here. It was a woman. Because of her, there were not thousands more deformed babies. As her male FDA wanted it passed. $$$$$$$$$$$$

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  4. Lynn   February 15, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    All the reasons for not vaccinating pregnant women can be summed up in the words “untested, new technology never fully studied in humans” and “emergency authorization “. With all the environmental toxins and GMO foods, it seems to me a miracle than there are any fully functioning, healthy babies at all. One insult more could change that, and I for one, have no intention of being a big pharma guinea pig.

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  5. Tom   February 15, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Over the last year WHO, the FDA, CDC, Mengele Fauci and a host of other pretend experts (including state governors) have gone from one end of the spectrum to the other trying to provide useful advice. And at every turn, they have failed miserably. No one should be taking these gene therapy technologies period. They are not proven to work and there is NO health care emergency. It is an absolute fact that the Covid sars2 virus has never been identified. So how can pharma make a gene therapy (fake vaccine, by any other name) to combat a protein or virus they have failed to isolate in purity and identify as Covid-19? I firmly believe that pregnant women should not be forced to take ANY vaccine.

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  6. Wayne McLaren   February 15, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Isn’t there some sort of similarity between the spike proteins of coronavirus and the natural spike proteins that bind the placenta to the womb? I think I read about that and also that the vaccine may cause the t-cells to attack the spike proteins in the placenta, which may cause miscarriage and/or infertility! But the babies that are not born will not be visible collateral damage like the babies born with thalidomide defects, so the public won’t be so alarmed by the unseen damage. Our family doc told my wife to avoid all drugs, including Tylenol, just to be on the safe side. I am no doctor but I think it is madness to recommend these new Covid vaccines to pregnant women.

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  7. Marie   February 15, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    A pregnant doctor, 14 weeks pregnant, got a COVID vaccine and delivered a dead baby a week later. I had seen the article a week or so ago, with a photo of the doctor receiving the vaccine. Now I can’t find it.

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    • Redpill   February 16, 2021 at 12:26 am

      It was on Vaccine Impact but it seems to have been removed.

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  8. Ren   February 15, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Marie, the article you are referring to is this one about Dr. Sara Beltrán Ponce, a pregnant doctor in Wisconsin, suffering a miscarriage following the injection: https://www.newswars.com/report-pregnant-doctor-suffers-miscarriage-after-receiving-covid-19-vaccine/

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    • JennyM   February 17, 2021 at 5:12 pm

      I’m sure the power behind the throne will claim it was due to being infected with Covid of course.

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  9. Maverick   February 16, 2021 at 1:12 am

    This is just wickedness and the height of evil. The baby will act like a vacuum all toxins will be pulled into the babies body and the baby will die. This has nothing to do with ‘saving lives’ this is to do with depopulation.

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  10. JennyM   February 17, 2021 at 12:15 am

    These same doctors are the ones who are using children victimized by the foster care system as unwilling drug participants. You think they care about pregnant women and unborn babies? Think again! The Criminal Death Creators don’t give a tin poop about humanity! They are fronts for the satanic eugenicist movement. Almost allopathic doctors and their cronies are brainwashed dupes, and they’re dangerous because they think they are infallible. They are the true believers in the religion of modern medicine.

    https://medicalkidnap.com/2015/05/16/medical-kidnapping-in-the-u-s-kidnapping-children-for-drug-trials/

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  11. Kimberly   February 17, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    After I lost my 4 month old son ages ago, I discovered that both myself and younger sister are DES Daughters. Rarely heard about anymore, but it explains much about my medical issues. No doctors can seem to determine which auto-immune diseases I have and any vaccine I’ve had left me near death. There is no way I can risk this one and God help us all if it’s forced on women and children!

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    • JennyM   February 17, 2021 at 5:08 pm

      Oh Kimberly, I am so sorry for your loss! : < Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn mentioned DES in one of his books, I believe it was "Confessions of a Medical Heretic".

      DES- one of the doctors many mistakes. They'd rather have that swept under the rug. After watching all the medical misery my poor mom went through during her lifetime and they never 'cured' her of anything, the only thing that helped her (and it wasn't even that good) was her pain pills. All these decades upon decades of research for a 'cure' and they come up with little or nothing. I cured myself of what my mom had, and it didn't take a doctors 'education' to do it. Nowadays people are more unhealthy than ever before, yet we in the US spend more per person than any other country, and we're near the bottom for good health outcomes.

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  12. Bruce Nesbitt   February 22, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Given Bill Gates public statement that the successful implementation of the Covid ‘Vaccine’ should provide a reduction in world population of a targeted 15%, it is difficult to ignore the probability that pregnant women (or at least the life they carry) will be at risk.. This risk could come at two levels, (a) fatalities in utero, and
    (b) Infertility carried forward to the next generation.

    The much-touted Vaccine is NOT a Vaccine; it is an mRNA modifier. It can NOT legally be promoted before the end of its 2 year trial period, which extends to the end of 2023!

    DO NOT BE FOOLED [ANY MORE THAN YOU HAVE! Covid-19 is the biggest hoax this world has ever experienced!Graha

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