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  • Neri Miranda Gets Fully Vaccinated Before Giving Birth: 'COVID Is Real'

    She received her first shot when she was 7 months pregnant.
    by Maria Pilapil .
Neri Miranda Gets Fully Vaccinated Before Giving Birth: 'COVID Is Real'
PHOTO BY (FROM LEFT) Nice Print Photo via Facebook/Neri Miranda, Facebook/Neri Miranda
  • Neri Naig-Miranda took to her social media accounts to post her second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, making her fully vaccinated before giving birth. In the comments section, the former actress and entrepreneur revealed that she had her first Sinovac jab when she was 7 months pregnant.

    In the caption, Neri shared that she had been getting a lot of messages asking if she got the vaccine while pregnant. She also goes on to explain her reasons behind getting vaccinated.

    The mom writes, “COVID is real. Mas nararamdaman namin na totoo siya dahil every time na magbubukas kami ng Facebook, ang dami na naming kakilalang namamatay dahil sa COVID. Marami ang biglaan. Marami rin ang mga buntis.”

    Neri goes on to explain that she consulted with her OB-GYN prior to getting vaccinated, to cover all bases. She posted the photo of her getting her second shot two days after the actual time.

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    She says, “Mas gusto niyang may bakuna ako para hindi lang ako ang protected pati na rin si Cash (their unborn child's nickname). Binigyan ako ng doktora ko ng medical certificate/clearance na pwede ako magpabakuna.” 

    Most local government units (LGUs) require a medical certificate from pregnant women prior to vaccination, to prove that they are fit and healthy enough to receive the vaccine.

    Neri, who got her shots in Alfonso, Cavite, where her family is currently residing, shared that she wasn’t choosy when it came to what vaccine she got. According to the Department of Health (DOH), all COVID-19 vaccines except Gamaleya's Sputnik V are safe for pregnant women. (Read the DOH's recommendations on vaccinating pregnant women here.)

    “Better kaysa sa wala,” Neri says.

    When it came to vaccine side effects, the mother of two says that during both doses, she didn’t get any fever, but she did feel very sleepy. For her second dose, her arm felt heavy, and she bruised a bit.

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    She explains, “Pero pasain naman kasi ako. So far, ok naman ako.”

    Neri encourages all pregnant women to get vaccinated. If they have any fears, it is best to consut with their OB-GYN first.

    “Sa lahat ng pregnant, 'wag po kayong matakot magpabakuna. Tanungin ninyo ang OB Gyne nyo kung kailan kayo pwede magpabakuna. Ang alam ko may certain months bago magpabakuna. Kaya sa doctor natin tayo makinig. Mas alam nila yan,” she writes in her post.

    She also assured her followers that getting vaccinated doesn't hurt at all. “Hindi masakit yung gamot. Mas masakit pa yung swab! Manipis lang yung needle, kaya kayang kaya nyo yan! Para sa pamilya natin! Let us all be responsible."

    Aside from Neri, singer Sitti also got the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant. Read here.

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