Saudi Arabia

Saudi to vaccinate pregnant women against Covid-19

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to pregnant women, based on the recommendation of scientific committees.

The Ministry of Health said studies indicate that there is no harm to the pregnant woman or the fetus, while if she were to become infected with the virus, it may cause severe complications and threaten the pregnancy.

The Kingdom recorded 13 new COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday, raising the total number of fatalities to 6,869.

The health ministry confirmed 953 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 412,216 people have now contracted the disease. 

Of the total number of cases, 9,759 remain active and 1,246 in critical condition.


Arab News

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