Pregnant women are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccination; CoWIN registration, walk-in allowed

Pregnant women can get the Kovid vaccine by registering on the Kovin portal or directly

The Union Ministry of Health has officially announced that Kovid-19 vaccination will now be available to pregnant women. For this, one can register on the Kovin portal or go directly to the nearest Kovid Vaccination Center (CVC), the ministry said.

The approval was given by the Union Ministry of Health on the basis of the recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Council on Immunization. The ministry said in a statement that it had not issued instructions to all states in this regard.

“Pregnant women who intend to be vaccinated can be vaccinated with Kovid vaccines available in the country at any time during pregnancy. Vaccination can be done after registering in Kovin or through walk-in registration at the nearest center, ”the statement said.

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The ministry said that all the procedures like registration and issuance of post-vaccination certificates are the same for other beneficiaries above 18 years of age.

A few days ago, the Central Government released a fact sheet to educate pregnant women about the importance of Kovid-19 vaccines and precautions related to vaccination.

The government said in a fact sheet that vaccines protect pregnant women from contracting the disease and that they are safe.

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Currently, if a woman is infected with covid during pregnancy, she should be vaccinated immediately after delivery, the government statement said.

The Ministry of Health had earlier said that pregnant women or those suspected of being pregnant should not receive the Kovid-19 vaccine because Kovid did not participate in the vaccine trials. However, a meeting of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTGI) on May 28 recommended that pregnant women be vaccinated as they are more likely to be infected with Kovid.