Administration of Pfizer vaccine to pregnant women not yet finalised: Mabrouq

Spokesperson of the Presidents Office, Mohamed Mabrook Azeez | Photo: HEOC

Malé, Maldives – Spokesperson of the President’s Office Mabrouq Azeez has said that a decision regarding the administration of Pfizer vaccine to pregnant women has not yet been taken.

While Mabrook said that a certain decision has not yet been taken, Chairman of Maldives Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and pediatrician Dr.Ahmed Faisal said that the Pfizer vaccine designed to fight against Covid-19 would be administered to pregnant women. Dr.Faisal made the remarks replying to a tweet from dietician at IGMH, Aisha Abdu-Raheem.

Currently, Maldives has received 5,800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and is being administered under appointment regulations.

The vaccine is an mRNA based vaccine which is a type of genetic material found in the body. The mRNa strands contain instructions for the production of spike proteins of the Covid-19 virus. This stimulates and activates the body’s immune system. The vaccine also requires certain storage conditions sucu as a specific temperature.