COVID-19 vaccines and neglected pregnancy.
Background: On June 18, 2020, WHO presented a strategic framework to ensure the equitable allocation of scarce COVID-19 resources, including vaccines.1 Health-care workers, people older than 65 years, and people with cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, or obesity will be prioritised for initial vaccination. Pregnant women do not appear to constitute a high-priority group, despite representing a cohort who are at increased risk for severe complications of COVID-19.
Author List: Dashraath P, Nielsen-Saines K, Madhi SA, Baud D.
Journal Name: Lancet. 2020 Sep 5;396(10252):e22. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31822-5. Epub 2020 Aug 27. PMID: 32861313; PMCID: PMC7723327.