The Citizen (Gauteng)

Brazil stops jabs for moms-to-be


Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian states on Tuesday suspended immunisati­on of pregnant women with the AstraZenec­a coronaviru­s vaccine on the advice of the national health regulator after a reported death.

The suspension was to remain in place until the health ministry establishe­s the cause of death of a woman in Rio de Janeiro who received the vaccine, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga told a news conference.

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