(U.S.) – The World Health Organization (WHO) advised against pregnant women receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a recent report.
Officials indicate that pregnant women should not receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine unless they face a high risk of exposure, so unless they are health workers, for example.
The officials WHO report indicated that “while pregnancy puts women at a higher risk of severe COVID-19, the use of this vaccine in pregnant women is currently not recommended, unless they are at risk of high exposure.”
No further information regarding the recommendation was immediately available.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has noted limited data is available on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women.