WHO recommends Moderna vaccine not be given to pregnant women

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Pregnant women are being warned not to take the Moderna vaccine by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Experts at the WHO have urged pregnant women to avoid the vaccine unless they are health workers or at high risk, according to new recommendations.

WHO officials also propose the Moderna jab should be administered in two doses at an interval of 28 days, following a review of vaccine data.

This interval can be extended to 42 days under exceptional circumstances in a country hard hit by coronavirus, the experts added.

The WHO said it does not recommend halving the dose of the Moderna vaccine and also recommended it only be administered in a setting where an allergic reaction can be treated.


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