Pregnant women need COVID-19 vax priority, warns RACGP

Although inoculation is deemed safe and effective, most pregnant women are not in the eligible age group

The RACGP is urging the Federal Government to give pregnant women priority in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout given the threat posed by the Delta variant.

Pregnancy

It has been five weeks since the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and RANZCOG recommended pregnant women could receive the Pfizer vaccine, based on post-market safety evidence and the risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19

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