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Experts advise mRNA shot for expectant mothers

Experts advise mRNA shot for expectant mothers

The Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (HSOG) issued new guidelines on Wednesday saying that while all the available Covid-19 vaccines are considered safe, pregnant women should, if they have the option, choose one of the two mRNA vaccines available in Greece – the Moderna and the Pfizer – rather than viral vector shots.

HSOG also strongly recommended that all pregnant women are vaccinated against Covid-19 to reduce the risk of hospitalization in the event of infection or premature birth, even though 73% of pregnant women who have tested positive for the virus have been asymptomatic. The vaccines are safe at all stages of pregnancy, HSOG added.

Women who are planning a pregnancy, receiving fertility treatment or breastfeeding should also be inoculated and are advised to use any vaccine available to them, the expert body said.