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Which COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe For Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women?

Dr Premitha Damodaran, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

03-Jun-21 16:00

Which COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe For Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women?

Last week, the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) confirmed which COVID-19 vaccines are suitable for pregnancy and breastfeeding women in Malaysia. We check in with consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Premitha Damodaran to understand these recommendations.

* At the time of airing, JKJAV’s guidelines only recommended the Pfizer vaccine, from week 12-33 of pregnancy. The guidelines have since been updated (25 June) to include AstraZeneca and Sinovac for pregnant women, and to recommend women consult their doctors if they’re above 33 weeks of pregnancy.

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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Meera Sivasothy

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