COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | Pregnant and breastfeeding moms should get jabs, say experts
September 14 2021 - 06:00
Shots for two, please! Pregnant and breastfeeding moms should get jabs, say experts
Messages for Mothers (M4M) recently held a digital event where experts fielded questions from pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and women planning a pregnancy.
M4M is a collective of maternal health-focused organisations and on the panel were Prof Priya Soma-Pillay, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at Pretoria’s Steve Biko Academic Hospital, pharmacist Nsovo Mayimele and public health economist Kristal Duncan-Williams.
They said all the discussion about vaccines could be scary and confusing, and that, “unfortunately, false information is spread on social media or in person, and this stops people from making good decisions”.
The panellists said it was important to discuss the risks and benefits with a healthcare provider and make decisions based on accurate information.
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