Press release from HELLENIC OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGICAL SOCIETY
• Pregnancy is considered a High Risk of SARS-CoV-2 disease
• HOGS recommends vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 of all pregnant women and especially those with increased risk of exposure (such as nursing staff, etc.)
• HOGS recommends vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 of pregnant women with comorbidities that increase the risk of serious illness and death in case of infection (such as diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases and obesity, etc.)
• Vaccination is recommended during pregnancy in all trimesters
• Regarding the choice of vaccine, the use of vaccines of mRNA technology for pregnancy is recommended, as the available scientific data mainly concern this category of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, but without excluding other types of vaccines.
• The use of vaccines with inactivated viruses against SARS-CoV-2 is not expected to have side effects in pregnancy despite the lack of relevant data.
Vaccination is not prohibited with any type of vaccine of breastfeeding women. Breastfeeding is not a contraindication to maternal vaccination against COVID-19 and may provide passive immunization to the newborn.
• The Hellenic Obstetrics and Gynecology Society recommends vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 with any type of vaccine, all women who are trying to conceive in the near future, or are in assisted reproduction procedures.
• It is not recommended to modify the pregnancy schedule based on the administration of any of the vaccines against COVID-19, it is not recommended to modify the vaccination regimen if between the doses of the vaccine the recipient finds out that she is pregnant and finally abortion is not recommended due to vaccination.
It is recommended that there be a 14-day interval between vaccination against COVID-19 and other vaccines to be administered during pregnancy according to the guideline of NSRF No. 32 Immunization in Pregnancy unless immediate vaccination is absolutely necessary (eg vaccination) after injury).