Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group Dr. Ahmed Faisal has announced plans to start administering Pfizer vaccine to pregnant women under the national COVID-19 immunization program.
He made the remarks in response to a tweet from IGMH Dietician Dr. Asiya Abdul Raheem, who expressed concern for her children and unborn child due to her line of work and pregnant women not being able to get vaccinated.
Pfizer and Moderna are currently administered to pregnant women in many countries, and the Pfizer vaccine is due to be administered to teens under the age of 18 in several countries.
Maldives is currently administering three vaccines which has been approved for emergency use. Covishield and Sinopharm are generally given to people over the age of 18 while Pfizer vaccine is currently administered to the elderly and people over the age of 16 with pre-existing medical conditions.
Health Minister Ahmed Naseem had recently stated that the government is working to secure more Pfizer vaccine doses.