Scottish Daily Mail

Mums-to-be in jabs delay row


PREGNANT women are facing delays and wasted trips to get the recommende­d Covid vaccine, a charity has revealed. Government advisers say it is ‘preferable’ for pregnant women to be offered a Pfizer or Moderna jab where these are available.

But the NHS booking system does not let users specify which vaccine they want. It means they may only find an AstraZenec­a jab on offer at a vaccinatio­n centre.

Ros Bragg, of the charity Maternity Action, said it ‘has led to wasted trips and delays’. Health officials confirmed yesterday that under-40s will also be offered an alternativ­e to the AstraZenec­a vaccine after it was linked to potentiall­y fatal blood clots.

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