Position statement: COVID-19 Vaccination of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Published: 13/12/2021

5 November 2021
The South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) remains committed to promoting the wellbeing of all children and their mothers.

It has been brought to the attention of SAPA that some pregnant and breastfeeding women are being advised by public and private sector healthcare workers, including general practitioners, obstetricians and paediatricians to decline or delay COVID-19 vaccination.
The National Department of Health has issued a circular recommending all pregnant and breastfeeding women be offered the vaccination1 and SAPA supports these recommendations.

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