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Unvaccinated pregnant women compared to the rest of the French population

Unvaccinated pregnant women compared to the rest of the French population

Fewer and fewer pregnant women are being vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus in France.

According to a recent point regarding covid vaccination in france Posted on February 19, 2022 By the Ministry of Health, 53 million French people today have a complete vaccination regimen and more than 38.5 million have received their booster doses. However, A significant proportion of pregnant women would have received a single dose, if any, of the vaccine. The scientific interest group EPI-PHARE for Health Insurance and the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines was also confirmed by studying They did not receive adequate vaccinations compared to the rest of the population.

French pregnant women avoid COVID-19 vaccination

In its new study, EPI-PHARE first noted that 29.8% of pregnant women had not received a dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 and 39.4% had only received a single dose as of January 6, 2022. The business also identifies that “ The rate of pregnant women who did not receive any vaccine dose varies by third trimester: it is significantly higher for women in the third trimester of pregnancy (41.7%) than in the first trimester (21.0%) or in the second (26.8%) ».

However, this does not seem surprising in light of the evolution of recommendations. During the summer, they came especially to stress that it is advisable to vaccinate against the Covid-19 virus from the first trimester of pregnancy. The report then notes that the younger pregnant French women, the higher the unvaccinated rate. In detail, study data reveals that 41.3% of pregnant women aged 15-24 did not receive any dose.

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What is more, Place of residence as well as socio-economic status are directly related for vaccination. In particular, we know that 34.3% of pregnant women residing in the most disadvantaged municipalities have not been vaccinated, compared to 21.9% of women residing in the most disadvantaged municipalities. The report concludes by emphasizing that the regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Corsica are the regions where the rate of unimmunized pregnant women is highest.


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