University of Auckland’s senior lecturer in the obstetrics and gynaecology department, Dr Michelle Wise, has welcomed the government’s decision to offer the Covid-19 vaccine to pregnant women, Stuff reports. Wise said there hadn’t been a sense of much urgency for pregnant people to get vaccinated, but opening up the border to Australia and any other country would increase that risk. On Wednesday, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced pregnant people would now be offered the Pfizer vaccine at any stage of their pregnancy.

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