Updated: May 29
Since the Covid-19 vaccines were created, question marks have been floating around pregnant women and breastfeeding ladies demanding answers whether they are eligible to get vaccinated.
As we are all aware by now, there are a few types of Covid-19 vaccines and five of them are registered under the Malaysian National Covid-19 Vaccination Program (PICK); Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sputnik V (Gamaleya Institute) and CanSino Biologics.
For the time being, the government is offering three types of vaccines for the public; Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, and Sinovac.
Some of these vaccines are not advisable for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to take as there are not enough studies that show the efficacies of all of the vaccines and the side effects they could cause the babies.
But, worry not! There is some good news for you, Mummies!
Vaccine For Pregnant Women
The Special Committee on Ensuring Access To Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) has announced that for now Pfizer is the most suitable vaccine for pregnant ladies. Yeay!
The best time for you to receive your jabs is between 14 to 33 weeks of pregnancy, or else, you can always wait until you have given birth. No worries :)
AstraZeneca and Sinovac are presently not recommended.
Vaccine For Breastfeeding Mummies
There are two types of vaccines available for lactating mothers, and they are Pfizer and AstraZeneca. You can always consult your specialists before receiving a jab though, so no pressure ;)
However, there are limited studies on the efficacy of Sinovac for breastfeeding mothers. If you wish to get this particular type of vaccine, please consult your specialists and get a recommendation to avoid any incidents or side effects.
The infographic below explains in detail about the suitability of Covid-19 vaccines for you ladies;
So, watcha waiting for?
For those of you who would like to get your vaccine jabs, register now on MySejahtera app or vaksincovid.com.my.
Let us fight this global pandemic together by getting vaccinated and protect our loved ones from this monstrous virus!