Pregnant moms are priority vaccine recipients, though AZ and Sinovac not recommended at the moment

Pregnant mothers are priority vaccine recipients. Infographics prepared by JKJAV

by Ling Hui

KUCHING, June 25: Pregnant mothers who are considered a Covid-19 high-risk group are priority vaccine recipients where Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines have been identified as suitable for those with pregnancy of between 14 and 33 weeks.

The Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV) in its social media page said pregnant mothers may also consider getting vaccinated after delivering but they are advised to discuss with their doctors for better assurance.

At the moment, the committee said AstraZeneca (AZ) and Sinovac vaccines are not recommended for all pregnant mothers but the latest information on their suitability will be updated from time to time.

As for mothers who are breastfeeding, JKJAV said it is safe for them to take Pfizer-BioNTech and AZ vaccines except for Sinovac, as existing safety data on this particular vaccine brand is limited, so recommendations will only be made after consultations from professionals.

With that, it encouraged pregnant mothers to register for the Covid-19 vaccination and appointments will be given in stages based on the estimated date of baby delivery. — DayakDaily

Vaccine recommendations to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Infographics prepared by JKJAV