Pregnant Women Should Not Use Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine, Says WHO

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Pregnant women should only use it if they have pre-existing conditions or are health workers.

January 26, 2021

Pregnant Women Should Not Use Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine, Says WHO

Pregnant women shouldn't use Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, with special exceptions, according to a recent review of the biotech firm's vaccine shared on the World Health Organization's official website.

The exceptions include pregnant women who are also health workers or have pre-existing medical conditions placing them at heightened risk from the virus.

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Pregnant women shouldn't use Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

The WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization — called SAGE — announced several recommendations on Moderna weeks after issuing previous guidance on Moderna's rival vaccine, from Pfizer and BioNTech.

This is developing news about the dangers potentially posed to pregnant women from the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, so be sure to check-in with us for more updates.

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