COVID-19 vaccination is strongly advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women, according to SAPM on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan.
The SAPM’s declaration came after two pregnant female doctors who were unvaccinated died from Coronavirus on the same day.
Dr. Faisal stated at a news conference that the potential benefits of COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant or breastfeeding women outweigh the hazards.
He went on to say that studies have shown that pregnant women are at a higher risk of acquiring a more severe viral illness than non-pregnant women, and the same is true for Coronavirus.
The SAPM also advised healthcare workers at the country’s Mass Immunization Centers (MVCs) not to reject vaccination to pregnant or lactating women, advising them to periodically refresh their information from the NCOC’s website and seek clarification if they are unsure.
Pregnant women should avoid using PakVac.
NCOC has been advising pregnant and lactating women to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus since May, stressing repeatedly that they can receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the country.
The COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinopharm, Sinovac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna have been shown to be safe and efficacious in pregnant or nursing women. PakVac, on the other hand, is not suggested for pregnant women.
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