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COVID-19: Pregnant women can be vaccinated, NPHCDA Says

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency has said pregnant women can take COVID-19 vaccine after consulting their healthcare service providers.

Following frequently asked questions, the agency made the clarification on its official Twitter handle.

According to the tweet, the Agency confirmed that COVID-19 vaccine is not contraindicated in pregnancy, pregnant women can get vaccinated after a due consultation with their healthcare providers.

The agency said, “Yes, pregnant women can vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccine is not contraindicated in pregnancy, though it is recommended that pregnant women should take COVID-19 vaccine after due consultation with their healthcare providers.

NPHCDA also added that so far, a total of 15,596,708 citizens had been inoculated with the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while a total of 6,001,393 had received their second doses as per the last vaccination details report.

The agency also listed Nasarawa, Jigawa, Ogun, the Federal Capital Territory, and Kwara as the top five performing states in terms of community vaccination.

The Executive Director of the NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, during a meeting at Enugu State last week, decried the attitude of Nigerians towards vaccination, which according to him, might hinder the country from achieving its March 31, 2022 deadline.

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