WHO warns pregnant women against taking the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization has issued a warning to pregnant women in using the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. It says there are several complications it could cause if care is not taken. 

Pregnant women shouldn’t be administered with the Moderna vaccine—WHO

 The umbrella body of medicine in the world, the World Health Organization has warned pregnant women that the Moderna jab might cause complications. 

 “ Though pregnancy increases the severity of COVID-19 complications, using the vaccine as a pregnant woman is heavily discouraged”. 

 However, those who are at high risk of the virus, like medical care workers can use it. The Moderna vaccine has been given emergency approval in the US after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. WHO didn’t provide much information on why it warned pregnant women against taking the jab, but the CDC said on its online platform that there is scanty information on vaccine safety for pregnant women.

“ Information on this recommendation is limited from animal developments and toxic research on reproduction. Rats used for these trials show no concern during pregnancy. “ The center of disease said. 

Effects of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on pregnant women ongoing 

Furthermore, it said there is a similar study on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and its effects on pregnant women. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine don’t have live viruses and are developed using the latest MRNA innovation. These MRNA vaccines don’t affect people’s DNA because they can’t get into the body cell. 

 Also, WHO said it doesn’t advise people under 18 to use any vaccine until studies are completed. Frail and elderly individuals should be thoroughly assessed before these jabs are given to them.

 While trials from Moderna and AstraZeneca have shown various positives, some health officials have warned that rushing these jabs on everyone may bounce back. The pharmaceutical firm has insisted that its vaccine is safe for all.