Vaccines have been made available to control the spread of coronavirus. Healthcare experts mainly concentrated on the elderly and those whose immune was said to be compromised to be the first beneficiary in the uptake of the said COVID-19 vaccine doses. Pregnant women and children were not encouraged to take the initial doses. Healthcare researchers said that they hadn’t done enough clinical trials to come up with data that shows that the vaccine is safe for pregnant women and children to partake.
Pregnant women also had a rough time getting tested as some raised concerns on the testing techniques used and the inconvenience caused. This was a reason why Docsun came up with the non-invasive COVID testing to cater for this demographic of the population. This technology uses Optical Coherence Technology which uses a light beam to read a patient’s vitals and provide analysis on whether the patient is exhibiting any of the symptoms associated with the COVID-19. The devises include the Docsun mobile app, the Docsun web platform and the Docsun doorway terminal.
In the recent months however there have been calls by stakeholders in the healthcare sector asking pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding to take any of the available COVID -19 vaccine. There is however a caveat stating that this should only be after thorough discussion with your healthcare provider. Bodies like the World Health Organization have also given the greenlight stating that they do not believe there will specific risks that would outweigh the benefits of COVID vaccination. It also went ahead and confirmed that taking the available vaccines does not in any way affect one’s fertility for those women who maybe actively trying to conceive.
There were concerns that taking the COVID-19 vaccine would cause spontaneous abortion on ongoing pregnancies. This however was clarified when data was released by healthcare researchers who confirmed that taking the COVID-19 vaccine did not in any way cause spontaneous abortion in women with ongoing pregnancies. This information they said was arrived at by conducting research on a select number of people.