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Health Authorities Change their Advice on Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine


Last Friday, the World Health Organisation has revised its position on the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna, which is one of the two vaccines currently available in the Maltese Islands. In its revision, WHO said that there is “no specific reason to believe there will be specific risks that would outweigh the benefits of vaccination for pregnant women”.

However, those pregnant women who are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as healthcare workers, or those who have certain vulnerabilities which put them at risk of complications if infected, should consult their doctor about taking the coronavirus vaccine, the WHO said.



There is similar advice on the Pfizer jab.

Following this advice, local health authorities, are no longer advising women to avoid pregnancy, if they get vaccinated, but those that are of high risk of severe complications from COVID-19 should discuss the matter with their personal doctor first, The Times of Malta reported today.

Previously, women were being asked to delay pregnancy after taking the vaccine, and to not take the vaccine if they are pregnant.