A single dose of COVID-19 vaccine does not provide sufficient immunity to get protection from COVID-19, the MOH Saudi Arabia told on Friday. It has urged to go for second dose of vaccination.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) Saudi Arabia said this in response to a query about the taking of second dose and its importance. The Health authorities added that there are four vaccines approved by MOH in Saudia they are Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson & Moderna.
The ministry added that appointment date for the second dose will be rescheduled if the person gets corona virus infection after taking the first dose. It can be upto a time period following “six months of recovery”.
The ministry also said based on the studies done recently and recommendations from various medical experts that it acceptable for pregnant women to receive a corona virus vaccine. This does not require pregnancy postponing.
For breastfeeding process also the vaccines do not pose any risk, as said by Ministry. They recommended that vaccine should given to breastfeeding women also as “ the desired benefit prevails over the potential harm”.
The MOH Saudi Arabia on the other hand repeated its warning that Saudis should keep a distance of minimum 14 days between any two vaccinations whether its COVID, Measles or mumps jabs.