A Pair of Pregnant Women Suffered Miscarriages after Covid-19 Vaccination in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has reported that two women, both 32 years old suffered miscarriages after they were immunized with the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty Covid-19 vaccine, in a suspected adverse event following immunization (AEFI). 

“Currently, there is no evidence indicating that the two cases were related to vaccination,” the Department of Health said in a statement.

The department said that one of the cases was a woman who could not provide a clear account of information regarding her pregnancy, received the jab on April 8. 

The department reported that there was no record that the woman was unwell during observation, but on April 11 suffered a miscarriage causing the death of the 23-week-old fetus on the same day, in a statement on Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, another 32-year-old woman who tested pregnant on March 25 also suffered a miscarriage six days later, after she received the vaccine on March 23.

Hong Kong’s health authority also said it has already contacted the Hospital Authority for further assessment of the cases, as it will also refer said cases to the Expert Committee for causality assessment. 

“According to the World Health Organization, an AEFI is any medical occurrence that follows immunisation and that does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the usage of the vaccine,” the Department of Health also said. 

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