ONE in five of the most critically ill Covid patients is an unvaccinated pregnant woman, shock data reveals.
Many expectant mums are being put in induced comas in hospital after avoiding the jab over safety fears.
The NHS is today urging them to get protected as critical care units start to fill up.
Claire Bromley, 33, spent a month in an induced coma after turning down the vaccine.
Any doubts about the vaccine are far outweighed by the risk of the virus itself.
She was admitted to hospital in July with breathing difficulties. Her condition deteriorated and she was moved to a London hospital where the clinical team managed to save her and the baby.
She was allowed home on August 4. Her baby is due tomorrow.
Claire of Sittingbourne, Kent, said: “After what happened, I can honestly say any doubts about the vaccine are far outweighed by the risk of the virus itself.”
Scientific studies have shown Covid vaccines are safe for pregnant women.
England’s top midwife Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent said: “The Covid jab can keep you, your baby and loved ones safe and out of hospital.”
Britain recorded 34,574 Covid cases yesterday — up from 30,439 the previous Sunday.
A further 38 deaths were reported — down from 43 a week earlier.
Source: The Sun