COVID-19 Vaccination: Is it safe for pregnant women to get vaccinated? Check details here
The government has also announced the third phase vaccination for adults between 18 and 44 years which has started from May 1, 2021. Amidst such a situation when people are going to get vaccinated, one of the most common questions among the people is that if it is safe to get vaccinated during pregnancy.
COVID-19 Vaccination Latest News Today: The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country has led to a rise in the number of coronavirus cases. As per the COVID-19 dashboard from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), at present, there are 37,15,221 active COVID-19 cases all over the country. The COVID-19 vaccination drive has begun in India from the month of January this year. The government has also announced the third phase vaccination for adults between 18 and 44 years which has started from May 1, 2021. Amidst such a situation when people are going to get vaccinated, one of the most common questions among the people is that if it is safe to get vaccinated during pregnancy.
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As per a report by dnaindia.com, pregnant women are at greater risk and need more protection than ever and hence, maintaining COVID-appropriate behaviour is important. It is to be remembered that the risk of contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy is low, however, the chances for COVID-related illnesses are high compared to the non-pregnant group of women. There has been still no recommendation on the use of the vaccine in pregnancy and the clinical trials are still going on. It has to be noted that in USA, the pregnant women are going for vaccination.
Though pregnant women are going for vaccination in the US, the MoHFW and the Indian government have recommended that the pregnant and lactating women should avoid the COVID-19 vaccination as of now as so far, no clinical trials have been done.
The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) wants women to make an informed decision regarding the COVID-19 vaccination. Now if it is asked whether the breast-feeding women can go for COVID-19 vaccination, it can be said that they can go for vaccination if they fall under the high-risk group and if they are health care workers. However, the government of India has not yet recommended COVID-19 vaccination for the lactating mothers.
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