When 74-year-old Jean Theaker was told she needed a valve replacement she was worried she would have to wait months if not years for her procedure. But, the retired shop assistant from North Skelton was pleasantly surprised to be told at her consultation that she’d be having her procedure the following week at The James Cook University Hospital.
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A mum who thought she was going to die after contracting COVID-19 is encouraging pregnant women to not put off getting their vaccine. Lucy Smith, from Thornaby, in Stockton-on-Tees, was planning on getting her COVID vaccine after giving birth to her baby girl as she was worried about what the side effects would be for her and her daughter.
Midwives and healthcare professionals are recommending those who are pregnant or considering pregnancy, to think about getting the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.
Mums-to-be had their questions about the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy answered in a live Q&A session.
A scientific and medical team led by Newcastle University, UK, have demonstrated that the gene, HLA-DRB1*04:01, is found three times as often in people who are asymptomatic. This suggests that people with this gene have some level of protection from severe COVID.