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Why pregnant Edwina Bartholomew chose the Pfizer vaccine


Pregnant Sunrise newsreader Edwina Bartholomew received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine earlier this week.

And in her column for The Daily Telegraph on Thursday, the 38-year-old explained why she chose to get the jab during her pregnancy.

‘After extensive research, I found that Pfizer is the jab recommended by Australian and International experts for pregnant and breastfeeding women,’ she said.

Getting the jab: Sunrise’s Edwina Bartholomew revealed that after extensive research she decided that the Pfizer vaccine was right for her. Pictured is Edwina getting her jab this week

‘I’m confident I have made the right decision for my body, my baby and my family,’ she added. 

Edwina referred to data from the New England Journal of Medicine that found no safety concerns with Pfizer and that catching Covid would have an impact on the health of an expectant mother and her baby. 

The mum-of-one also touched on the impact of ‘ill-informed influencers’ spreading misinformation on social media.

Safety first: 'I'm confident I have made the right decision for my body, my baby and my family,' she said in her column on Thursday. Pictured is Edwina with her daughter Molly

Safety first: ‘I’m confident I have made the right decision for my body, my baby and my family,’ she said in her column on Thursday. Pictured is Edwina with her daughter Molly

She wrote: ‘I’m very thankful that I don’t get my advice from so-called experts who preach about “life, love and freedom” but are actually just spreading incorrect information to their many followers.’

Edwina also thanked the nurses, doctors and midwives who shared comments of support on her vaccine Instagram post.

On Wednesday, the TV presenter got her jab on live TV and urged other pregnant women to get the jab after discovering expecting women were more at risk of COVID complications.

Doctor's office: On Wednesday, the TV presenter got her jab on live TV and urged other pregnant women to get the jab after discovering expecting women were more at risk of COVID complications

Doctor’s office: On Wednesday, the TV presenter got her jab on live TV and urged other pregnant women to get the jab after discovering expecting women were more at risk of COVID complications

She said: ‘The very stark message from doctors is do it now or you and your baby could end up in hospital and very sick.’ 

Edwina stood by her decision to get vaccinated on Instagram, despite attracting criticism from some of her followers and ‘influencers’ who ‘fired right back’.

‘For God’s sake, don’t take your health advice from Instagram influencers. Don’t take it from me either.

Checked out: After attracting criticism, she later said on Instagram that she was 'not going to waste any more time responding to anti-vaxxers today'

Checked out: After attracting criticism, she later said on Instagram that she was ‘not going to waste any more time responding to anti-vaxxers today’

‘Speak to your GP, speak to your midwife, your obstetrician, the health experts in your life who know the data, know the detail, and take advice from them.’

In a post on Instagram on Wednesday, Edwina stated: ‘This was my choice for my body, my baby and my family.’

After attracting criticism, she later said on Instagram Stories that she was ‘not going to waste any more time responding to anti-vaxxers today’. 

Plus one: Edwina announced she's expecting her second child with her husband of three years, Neil Varcoe, on Sunrise last week

Plus one: Edwina announced she’s expecting her second child with her husband of three years, Neil Varcoe, on Sunrise last week 

Baby on the way: 'And in some developing news, news that will be developing for the next six months, we are having another baby,' she said at the time

Baby on the way: ‘And in some developing news, news that will be developing for the next six months, we are having another baby,’ she said at the time 

Edwina announced she’s expecting her second child with her husband Neil Varcoe, on Sunrise last week.

‘And in some developing news, news that will be developing for the next six months, we are having another baby,’ she said at the time on Sunrise.

The couple, who have been married for three years, are already parents to a 20-month-old daughter, Molly.

Family: The couple, who have been married for three years, are already parents to a 20-month-old daughter, Molly

Family: The couple, who have been married for three years, are already parents to a 20-month-old daughter, Molly



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