São Paulo Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology defends that a medical recommendation is not necessary for pregnant women and postpartum women to take the vaccine against Covid-19

JOAO GABRIEL ALVES/FRAME/ESTADÃO CONTENTEntity argues that women need to schedule new consultations to obtain the document, a situation that penalizes the poorest part of the population

The Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology of São Paulo (SOGESP) made an appeal for the city hall to remove the need for pregnant e postpartum women present a document with medical recomendation to take vaccine against Covid-19. According to SOGESP, the obligation is hindering access to the immunizing agent. The organization argues that, to obtain the document, women need to schedule new consultations, mainly penalizing the poorest part of the population. The president of the association, Rossana Pulcineli, reinforced that the State Department of Health has already removed the need for medical recommendation. “The person who could already be vaccinated will have to schedule an appointment, get this appointment, get this report in order to be vaccinated. And with the situation we have with Covid-19 in the State and in the city of São Paulo, we need to be quick.”

Rossana Puclineli also guarantees that there are no contraindications for vaccinating pregnant women and women who have just given birth. “There is nothing specific that a pregnant woman can have. The two vaccines that are being guided are the ones that the PNI defined, so they are the vaccines of the Pfizer e CoronaVac. And there is no situation where there is a contraindication for vaccinating pregnant women”, he emphasized. By way of note, the Municipal Health Department stated that they follow the guidelines of the National Immunization Program (PNI). The folder added that, until this Tuesday afternoon, about 17 thousand pregnant women and more than five thousand women who gave birth recently took the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19.

*With information from the reporter Nanny Cox

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