Brazil states suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for pregnant women

Brazil states like Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian suspended immunization of pregnant women with the coronavirus vaccine called AstraZeneca on Tuseday.

The National Health regulator said that they reported death of a pregnant lady due to the vaccine, so the government decided to suspend the vaccine for other pregnant ladies.


The suspension was to remain in place until the health ministry establishes the cause of death of a woman in Rio de Janeiro who received the vaccine, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga told a news conference.

Coordinator of National Vaccine Program, Franciele Francinato says that those pregnant ladies who have already got the first dose of AstraZeneca should hold off getting the second shot until the ministry issued new guidelines.


Other states have also followed the same rules. In all, 22 of Brazil’s 27 states have taken similar steps, reported news site G1.

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