Numerous menstruation women in Karnataka were denied COVID-19 doses in several vaccination centres in north Karnataka, citing the risk of negative effects from receiving the vaccine during this period. The districts of Raichur, Belagavi, and Bidar in Karnataka have all reported such events.
According to accounts in the media, health personnel at these immunisation clinics warned women that the shot could induce excessive bleeding and exhaustion and that they should wait until their period was finished before getting it. Raichur Deputy Commissioner R Venkatesh Kumar, on the other hand, has denied delivering any such orders to government agencies.
Previously, a post on social media claimed that women should avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine five days before and during their menstrual period. As a result, numerous women expressed reservations about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine during their periods.
In addition, doctors and health experts made a number of statements debunking misunderstandings and disinformation concerning the COVID-19 vaccines. While the vaccine dose may induce infrequency in the menstrual cycle, the experts promise that there will be no long-term repercussions. Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday that pregnant women in the country will now be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.
Pregnant women can now register on CoWIN or stroll into the nearest centre for coronavirus inoculation, according to the statement.