Victoria’s COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

Victoria's COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

A women’s hospital in Melbourne’s north has been deemed a tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site, sending all exposed patients into quarantine. The Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg confirmed a patient tested positive to COVID-19 after visiting a women’s outpatient clinic.”The hospital is taking an exceptionally cautious approach and in line with Department of Health advice … Read more

Obstetrician Gauthami Bhagwanani calls on pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine

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An obstetrician working in one Sydney’s COVID-19 hotspots has called on pregnant women to get vaccinated, saying it’s “heartbreaking” delivering babies pre-term and separating newborns from mothers because of the virus.Gauthami Bhagwanani is the birthing unit director at Liverpool Hospital and appeared alongside Gladys Berejiklian at the Premier’s COVID media briefing to describe what she had seen first … Read more

Spike of unvaccinated pregnant women in COVID-19 ICUs concerning, says Calgary doctor

Spike of unvaccinated pregnant women in COVID-19 ICUs concerning, says Calgary doctor

An unvaccinated pregnant Alberta woman died from a COVID-related infection following admission into intensive care units, sources familiar with the death say. CBC News granted confidentiality because our sources were not authorized to speak, but understands the woman’s baby was delivered and survived. The woman will not be named, nor the community where she died. At … Read more

Germany recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant women

Germany recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant women

A sign reading “Pubic vaccination point” is seen at the Leibniz-Montessori secondary school, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Dusseldorf, Germany, August 27, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo SchmuelgenBERLIN, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccine oversight body on Friday recommended that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an mRNA-based shot.The Permanent … Read more