FHI: Pregnant women who do not belong to a risk group can now receive the corona vaccine in Norway

Ultrasound pregnantPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Pregnant women who do not belong to one of the risk groups can now receive the coronavirus vaccine after consultation with a doctor.

“Pregnant women have a slightly higher risk of hospitalization if they receive COVID-19 than women who are not pregnant, even without underlying risk conditions.

“Therefore, we want to open up more for all pregnant women to consider vaccination in consultation with a doctor,” Helena Niemi Eide of the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) stated.

New studies show that vaccination is safe for pregnant women, a press release from the FHI notes.

Vaccination has so far only been considered for pregnant women with underlying health conditions that increase the risk of a serious course of COVID-19.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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