Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NITI Aayog Member Dr. V K Paul says, vaccination shouldn’t be given to pregnant women; Says, Govt will clarify situation in few days

Union Health Ministry’s timely intervention ensured in mitigating the effects of the Corona pandemic. The Ministry has taken several measures to communicate correct and verified information to the citizens. In an attempt to resolve several queries related to the COVID vaccination programme, the Centre used all possible mediums to reach out to the people and dispel all related myths. AIR correspondent takes a look at one such frequently asked question related to COVID-19 vaccine among pregnant women.

NITI Aayog Member and Convener of empowered group on Vaccination, Dr. V K Paul has said that vaccination should not be given to pregnant women. He said that a decision recommending vaccination to pregnant women could not be taken by doctors and the scientific community based on available data from vaccine trials. Dr Paul said, Government will clarify this situation in a few days, based on new scientific inputs. He requested people to be a little more patient, saying that the vaccines have been developed in a very short span of time, and pregnant women are not usually included in the initial trials, due to safety concerns.

AIIMS, New Delhi Director has said that many countries have begun vaccination for pregnant women. The data regarding Covaxin and Covishield will come soon and expressed hope that in a few days, the government will get the full required data and grant approval for vaccinating pregnant women in India.

- Advertisement -
Latest news

COVID 19: Bangladesh reports highest death toll in 5 weeks, highest infection since April 27

The COVID 19 situation in Bangladesh showed deterioration on Monday with 54 deaths and 3050 fresh Corona Positive cases reported from the country in...

Delhi AIIMS to begin Covaxin trial on children

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi will begin recruiting for clinical trials on children aged 6 to 12 tomorrow, followed by children...

Farm Mechanization to boost the income of farmers

Farmers are those who work in acres, not in hours, they don’t work till the sun gets down but they surely work till the...

Here’s how skilled workforce can take India to new heights

When we talk about Skill development, we talk about how it is an imperative driver, which improves employability, productivity and takes a nation towards...
Related news

COVID 19: Bangladesh reports highest death toll in 5 weeks, highest infection since April 27

The COVID 19 situation in Bangladesh showed deterioration on Monday with 54 deaths and 3050 fresh Corona Positive cases reported from the country in...

Delhi AIIMS to begin Covaxin trial on children

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi will begin recruiting for clinical trials on children aged 6 to 12 tomorrow, followed by children...

Farm Mechanization to boost the income of farmers

Farmers are those who work in acres, not in hours, they don’t work till the sun gets down but they surely work till the...

Here’s how skilled workforce can take India to new heights

When we talk about Skill development, we talk about how it is an imperative driver, which improves employability, productivity and takes a nation towards...