Make pregnant women eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in Australia

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Make pregnant women eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in Australia

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Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to protecting one of our most vulnerable populations to COVID-19: pregnant women and the children they carry.  

Pregnant women and their newborns are at higher risk from COVID-19. Scientists at the University of Oxford found in April 2021 that being infected by the new coronavirus is associated with a three-fold increase in risk of severe medical complications for newborns. Pregnant women also have a higher likelihood of complications, including premature birth, high blood pressure, intensive care requirements and possibly even death. Pregnant women affected by COVID-19 are 50 per cent more likely to experience pregnancy complications than pregnant women unaffected by COVID-19.

Health experts worldwide, and both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommend that pregnant women are routinely offered Pfizer mRNA vaccine (Cominarty) at any stage of their pregnancy because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby. 

However, pregnancy is still not a criterion of eligibility to get the Pfizer vaccine in Australia. And pregnant women haven't been informed enough or haven't been informed correctly on the higher risk to themselves and their baby should they not get the vaccine and contract COVID-19. 

We need to be correctly informed on the benefits of receiving the Pfizer Vaccine and, more importantly, we need to become eligible to receive the Pfizer Vaccine as soon as possible to protect ourselves and the children we carry. 

Sign this petition for the Australian government to commit to protecting Australia's future generations and add pregnant women to the list of people currently eligible to receive the Pfizer Vaccine. 

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