Motion ref. S6M-00291
COVID-19 Risks During Pregnancy
Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Monica Lennon, Pauline McNeill, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield, Beatrice Wishart
That the Parliament recognises and shares the concerns expressed by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the COVID-19 risks to pregnant women; understands that, according to WHO, those who contract the virus during pregnancy are more likely to need respiratory intervention and are at greater risk of premature and still birth; understands, however, that the JCVI, has not prioritised this group for vaccination; believes that this could leave mothers, including in the Edinburgh Southern constituency, in their early 20s waiting weeks to be vaccinated; believes that for those expecting, weeks matter, and therefore calls on the Scottish Government to recognise what it sees as this shortcoming and encourage this group to be protected.