As i hospitalizations of pregnant women for the Covid and doubles the number of premature births, a young pregnant woman she was refused vaccination. This is what happened on 7 September in the vaccination hub in Piazzale Roma to Venice, where a woman in the third trimester it could not be vaccinated because one of the doctors on duty invited her to first have a certificate of good health, both for her and for the fetus, drawn up by her trusted gynecologist, in order to be able to proceed safely. According to reports the Corriere del Veneto, the woman had the request written by the doctor of the vaccination center who wrote in the recipe book: “The certificate of the gynecologist who follows the lady is required … in order to proceed with the anti-Covid vaccination, as decided by the vaccinators in case of pregnancy “.
But these are not the official indications of the Ministry of Health or even of the Region. “In fact, there is no written document, it is a decision that we vaccinators have matured”, explains the hub doctor at the center of the controversy. “There is not yet a consistent scientific literature on the effects that anti-Covid could have on pregnant women and the fetus, so before administering it we must be very careful and know the patient’s state of health well. In case of adverse events, the responsibility is ours “.
And again, the doctor defends himself: “It’s true, I advised you to bring me the certificate of gynecologist, who also phoned me and insulted me but we have given the user the opportunity to return with the required documentation at any time and without a reservation. And in fact, she reappeared 24 hours later with the specialist’s certificate and we regularly vaccinated her. Pregnancy is a delicate state, we must be able to have the complete psycho-physical picture of a pregnant woman. It was an isolated case, usually pregnant women come with their medical records, to protect them and ours. I’ll tell you more: among the vaccinators in our hub, which administers 500 doses a day, there is a gynecologist and before immunizing a pregnant woman he too asks the go-ahead from the colleague who follows her “.