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FIGO Global Webinar: COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant and breastfeeding women
Although the absolute risk for severe COVID-19 in pregnancy remains low, it is now established that pregnant women are at increased risk of severe COVID-19-associated illness compared with non-pregnant women. Such illness may require hospitalisation, admission to intensive care, mechanical ventilation and even cause death. Thus, the prevention of critical COVID-19 infection is of paramount importance for both the mother and her fetus.

Based on the available evidence, FIGO considers there to be minimal risks – actual or theoretical – that would outweigh the potential benefits of vaccination for pregnant women. We therefore support offering COVID-19 vaccines to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

In this webinar, leading speakers will set out FIGO’s position on COVID-19 vaccination and also explore the need for counselling skills for OBGYNs to ensure women can make informed choices. Taking a risk-based approach to the benefits of universal protection, our expert speakers will discuss the safety, efficacy and indications of the various vaccines for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

With co-chairs:

Dr Faysal El Kak - Vice-President, FIGO (Lebanon)

Dr Jeanne Conry - President-Elect, FIGO (USA)

Professor Dame Lesley Regan - Honorary Secretary, FIGO (UK)

With speakers:

Dr Carlos Füchtner - President, FIGO (Bolivia)

Dr Denise Jamieson (USA)

Dr Frank A. Chervenak (USA)

Dr Anwar Nassar (Lebanon)

Language: English

Mar 2, 2021 03:00 PM in London

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