Pregnant women in India can get vaccinated against Covid-19: Union Health Ministry

New Delhi: Pregnant women in India are now eligible for taking Covid-19 vaccination, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on July 2, 2021.

The pregnant women can now register on CoWIN platform or opt for walk-in vaccination at their nearest Covid Vaccination Centre, the ministry added.

This development comes after; the Union Health Ministry accepted the recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) on vaccination pregnant women in India.

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The operational guidelines for vaccinating pregnant women, Counselling Kit for Medical Officers and FLWs, and IEC material for general public shared with States/ UTs for its implementation.

The decision empowers pregnant women to make an informed choice on taking the COVID vaccination.  The decision has been communicated to all the States/ UTs to implement it under the on-going National COVID Vaccination Program.

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