COVID-19 Vaccination Should Not Be Contraindicated For Women Who Are Pregnant, Breastfeeding
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices work group also says previous infection with SARS-CoV-2 should not exclude someone from receiving vaccine if they are in one of the early groups recommended for prioritization; ACIP group unveils updated ethical principles intended to guide vaccine allocation decisions.
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Although UK labeling for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine recommends against use in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, the US FDA’s labeling under an emergency use authorization is not expected to follow suit; agency says developmental and reproductive toxicity studies for some early candidates are nearing completion, but data will not available for EUA decision-making.
COVID-19 Vaccines: ACIP’s Allocation Proposal Prioritizes Long-Term Care Residents, Essential Workers
First group to receive vaccine would comprise health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities; next in line are non-health care essential workers, who would take priority over adults with high-risk medical conditions and those ages 65 years and older, according to the CDC advisory committee’s proposed allocation framework.
With strong data from Moderna and Pfizer, the projection for an EUA by the end of 2020 still may hold despite holidays and other obstacles to completing the necessary work.