COVID-19: GHS begins vaccination of pregnant women

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Pregnant women can now visit vaccination centres to receive a dose of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said.

“We have done quite a lot of work and now we have enough evidence both international and locally that the recommended vaccines are safe for both pregnant women and their unborn babies,” Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of the GHS, said.

He said at the Minister’s Press briefing on Wednesday that the vaccine was also safe for lactating mothers.

Dr Kuma- Aboagye said the decision to vaccinate pregnant women was approved by GHS after various tests and research were performed by some Ghanaian and German scientists.

He urged pregnant women to go in for their jabs to protect themselves and their unborn babies from the virus.

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