US News: Study: Original COVID-19 Booster Shots Not Associated With Miscarriages
Recent research published in the journal JAMA Network Open analyzed data from over 100,000 pregnancies and found that the original COVID-19 booster shots were not associated with miscarriages in early pregnancy. The study examined cases where spontaneous abortions occurred, and it revealed that receiving a third mRNA COVID-19 vaccine within 28 days of the event did not increase the risk of spontaneous abortion. This was true for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The findings support the safety of booster vaccination in early pregnancy and add to the growing body of research showing that COVID-19 vaccination is safe during pregnancy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends an updated, bivalent booster shot for pregnant women instead of the original COVID-19 shots. The full article by Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder can be read here on US News.