Local newspapers reported that Kuwait is studying vaccinating pregnant women against Covid-19 during the next few weeks, as the country has expanded mass vaccination against the disease that may be fatal.
Health sources said that this step comes after medical studies have proven that vaccination is safe for pregnant women.
They cited an American study conducted on about 36,000 pregnant women who were given doses of the Pfizer and Moderne vaccine, and no safety problems appeared. Kuwait has permitted the administration of Pfizer-BioNtech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines.
Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said: "The achievement of more than a million vaccines against COVID-19 means that we have made a big step towards returning to normal life."
But this does not mean that we have reached the final goal. This just means that we have a large segment of society that is immune to infection with this virus. We aspire to achieve higher rates of societal immunity in the coming weeks and months.
The Gulf country of 4.7 million began mass vaccinations against COVID-19 in December.
Despite the vaccination campaign and stringent virus restrictions in Kuwait, a recent spike in infections has been observed in the country.
Kuwait has so far confirmed 268,235 cases of the virus and 1,527 associated deaths.
In an effort to speed up vaccination, authorities recently launched mobile vaccination units targeting workers in mosques and in various businesses that have direct contacts with the general public.