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The safety of any vaccine will always stir debate, especially in the midst of a pandemic, where vaccines were produced and distributed within 12 months. A combination of this and mainstream media grasping at negative statistics, that have not been dissimilar to that of any vaccine ever produced, and a community of people begin spreading misinformation.

Despite the discourse, the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine are almost completely safe to everyone, including pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. Listen to this story to comprehend complex terminology used by health experts and settle any grey areas surrounding the safety of Covid-19 vaccines.2 a

Produced By: Marc De Paoli

Featured In Story: Hannah Dahlen; Professor of Midwifery and Associate Dean of Research and Hard Degree Research at Western Sydney University’s School of Midwifery, and Dr Natasha Yates; Practicing GP and Assistant Professor at Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

First aired on The Wire, Monday 2 August 2021