The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has said that Covid-19 vaccine has no side effects on pregnant women and they can get vaccinated for Covid.
“There is no issue in getting Covid vaccine doses,” said PMA General Secretary Dr Qaiser Sajjad, adding that pregnant women can get Covid jabs after three months of pregnancy.
He explained that pregnant women are given multivitamins after three months of pregnancy as a preventive measure, and that they can also obtain Covid vaccines available in the country because they pose no risk to the mother or child’s life.
On Monday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said that Covid-19 vaccine is advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women since the possible advantages exceed the dangers.
“Viral infections are sometimes seen to be worse in pregnant women. Examples include chickenpox and hepatitis E. From information known at present, pregnant women have a higher risk for severe illness from Covid-19 when compared to non-pregnant women,” he added.
As per the National National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan recorded 4,075 cases of Covid-19 in the country.