Vaccines safe for pregnant women: Doctor

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PREGNANT women have been warned to get the Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves, says Deputy National Pandemic Response Controller Dr Daoni Esorom.
He said the Covid-19 vaccines were safe for pregnant women, especially the ones available here such as the AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Johnson & Johnson.
He was responding to claims that some pregnant women had died from complications after taking the vaccine.
Dr Esorom rubbished the claims saying people must stop spreading misinformation.
“The fundamental thing is if you are pregnant, get yourself vaccinated,” he said.
“Pregnancy in itself has a lot of challenges on the female body, and at the same time, your immunity is reduced.
“The Covid-19 vaccine will only protect you, (although) it will not protect you from other diseases. “So if you don’t want to get infected or get severely ill while pregnant, get yourself vaccinated.”
Dr Esorom also clarified that only people above 18 could be vaccinated at the moment.
“We will assess the evidence and advice our team accordingly.”