UAE Covid vaccine: Why pregnant women shouldn't take jab

Published on January 16 2021

Women planning pregnancy are being advised not to take the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine jab as a precautionary measure, until further studies are available, according to UAE doctors.


Though the vaccine eligibility circle is expanding at a rapid clip, women looking to start a family along with lactating mothers have several questions about the benefits and risks of taking the jab.

An obstetrician or a gynecologist is best placed to give an opinion about the threat to SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19.

Dr Elizabeth Mathew and Dr Jamalunnisa Gaffar, who are attached to Medeor Hospital in Dubai, said: “There are no risks associated with giving non-live vaccines (such as Pfizer and BioNTech) during pregnancy, as these jabs can neither replicate nor cause infection in either a pregnant woman or her unborn child. However, the available data is insufficient to recommend the routine use of Covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy.”

Source : Khaleej Times