The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that pregnant women are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
They can register for vaccination on the Co-WIN portal or walk into government or private COVID-19 vaccination centres to get inoculated, the Ministry said on July 2.
The Union health ministry has given the approval based on recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI). The decision empowers pregnant women to make an informed choice on taking the Covid-19 vaccination, the ministry said.
The decision has been communicated to all the states and union territories to implement it under the ongoing National Covid Vaccination Program, it said in a statement.
Based on the recommendations, the Union government has also prepared a guideline for the vaccination of pregnant women, along with counselling kits for healthcare workers and the general public.