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Pregnant women can now get the Covid 19 vaccination.

 

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Through the government’s CoWin portal, pregnant women can now register for vaccinations. They are also eligible for walk-ins at a Covid-19 Vaccination Center near them (CVC).The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry expanded its coronavirus vaccination campaign to pregnant women on Friday.The health ministry said that pregnant women can register for the vaccine via the government-run CoWin portal, following the guidelines of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI). They can also visit the nearest Covid-19 Vaccination Centre as walk-ins (CVC).

 

According to the advisory, pregnant women can obtain the vaccine at any point throughout their pregnancy.The ministry stated that they might suffer slight discomfort in their bodies as a result of the vaccination like chills and mild fever..

Here are the Health Ministry guidelines
What are these rare symptoms?

 

The Ministry lists a number of symptoms that require immediate medical attention:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Pain on pressing the limbs or swelling in the limbs
  • Small pinpoint haemorrhages or bruising of the skin beyond the vaccination site
  • Persistent abdominal pain with or without vomiting
  • Seizures in the absence of previous history of seizures, with or without vomiting
  • Weakness/paralysis of limbs or any particular side of the body
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Blurred vision or pain in eyes.
Among pregnant women, is there a category for whom the vaccine is not recommended?

The contraindications for pregnant women are similar to those for the general population:

  • Allergic reaction to a previous dose
  • Allergic reaction to vaccines or injectable therapies, pharmaceutical products, food items.
What if a woman has already had Covid?

The ministry recommended that these ladies postpone infection for 12 weeks or 4 to 8 weeks after rehabilitation. Vaccines should also briefly be prevented for those who have been treated with mono-clonal or convalescent plasmas or have been active with Covid-19. If a woman is infected with Covid-19 during pregnancy, she should, shortly after birth, be immunised.

 

How will side effects be kept track of?

According to the recommendations, women’s pregnancies are reported in the form of notification of adverse events after vaccination (AEFI) in reports of AEFI instances.All adverse events, including all acute and severe SEFIs to the medical officer in question, must be reported to the CoWIN as soon as possible.

 

How does Covid-19 affect a pregnant woman and her baby?

 

The Minister added, while most pregnant women with infections (>90 percent) recover without hospitalisation, “others may have a fast decline in health.” “Conspicuously, individuals with symptomatic Covid-19 are more likely than pregnant women without Covid-19 to develop unfavourable pregnancies, including ICU hospitalisation, astrogenic anti-causal delivery, signs of pre-eclampsia, Caesarean section and mortality,” she says 

 

Furthermore, the majority (95%) of Covid-positive women’s infants had a satisfactory birth status.There are  “ However, more risks for premature birth, an increased risk of neonatal hospitalisation, and, in some cases, even pregnancy mortality,” Covid-19 stated..  

 

Are some pregnant women at higher risk than others?

These guidelines include: pre-existing co-morbidities, early childhood age, and a high body mass index as risk factors for problems following Covid-19 infection during pregnancy. In several categories and circumstances, such as diabetes, organ transplants, chronic respiratory conditions, immunosuppression, dialysis, congenital heart disease, or acquired heart disease, pregnant women are more likely to have a Covid-19 serious disease.

 

 

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