According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), vaccines can be given to women who are planning to conceive if they are among the target groups and have no other contraindications to vaccination.
‘There is no need to leave any time between the vaccine and conceiving,’ it stated.
The ministry added that vaccines can also be given to lactating mothers if they are among the target groups and have no other contraindications to vaccination. ‘Stopping breastfeeding in not recommended before or after vaccine.’
The number of daily COVID-19 cases continues to top the 1,000 mark with the MoH reporting 1,216 new cases and 11 related deaths on Monday.
With the rising number of cases, the pressure on the healthcare sector is increasing as 966 patients are currently in hospitals, including 297 in intensive care, the highest so far since the outbreak of the pandemic. One hundred and fourteen patients were admitted to hospitals in a 24-hour period on Monday.
The total number of cases registered in the sultanate has now reached 225,095, including 2,424 deaths. The total number of recoveries is 205,305, accounting for a recovery rate of 91.2 per cent.
The ministry has also stated that it received over 400,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTtech vaccine between May 31 and June 6.
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