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Pregnant women now eligible for Covid vaccination: Health Ministry

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File photo: KM/Umar Ganie


The Union Health Ministry on Friday accepted the recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) that Covid-19 vaccination is safe for pregnant women.

Pregnant women may now register on CoWIN or walk-in to the nearest Covid Vaccination Centre (CVC) to get themselves vaccinated, the ministry said.

 

Niti Aayog member Dr VK Paul had earlier said that four Covid-19 vaccines — Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik V and Moderna — that have been approved by the Centre, are safe for lactating mothers and pregnant women.

“These four vaccines [Covaxin, Covishield, Sputnik V and Moderna] are safe for lactating mothers. Vaccine has no association with infertility,” Dr Paul informed.