Study: No link between increased risk of miscarriage and COVID-19 vaccines |

Study: No link between increased risk of miscarriage and COVID-19 vaccines

Ashley Halbach
Updated: September 09, 2021 10:43 AM
Created: September 08, 2021 11:32 AM

A study led by HealthPartners Institute and published in the JAMA medical journal Wednesday shows no link between COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and an increase in miscarriages for pregnant people. 

Researchers studied data from 105,000 pregnant patients in the early stage of their pregnancy, the most likely time when miscarriages occur. With adjusting for the person's age and other risk factors, researchers say the portion of miscarriages in pregnant people vaccinated within 28 days was nearly the same as pregnant people who were not vaccinated for COVID-19. 

"Our data adds to a growing body of research that should give pregnant people confidence to get vaccinated against COVID-19, if they haven't already," said Elyse Kharbanda, MD, senior investigator at HealthPartners Institute and lead author on the study. "It's especially important for pregnant people to protect themselves against the virus because COVID-19 infections may impact them more severely and lead to birth complications."

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