Now, AMC to implement vaccine drive for pregnant women

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 6, 2021 10:25 PM2021-07-06T22:25:01+5:302021-07-06T22:25:01+5:30

Aurangabad, July 6: The union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has approved the proposal of administering the ...

Now, AMC to implement vaccine drive for pregnant women | Now, AMC to implement vaccine drive for pregnant women

Now, AMC to implement vaccine drive for pregnant women

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Aurangabad, July 6:

The union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has approved the proposal of administering the Covid-19 vaccine to pregnant women. As a result, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), is gearing up to implement a special vaccination drive for them as soon as its receives the vaccine stock.

Meanwhile, the AMC's health section has decided to seek the help of Asha Workers, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Gynaecologists etc to create awareness about the vaccine amongst pregnant women. They will be apprised about the danger if they do not take the vaccine before delivering the baby, the ill effects on baby and mother etc.

It may be noted that a total of 8,75,811 citizens had taken vaccine in the city, so far (since January 16, 2021). Of the total 3.99 lakh, male persons had taken their first dose and 99,842 had taken their second dose of vaccine. Besides, 3.01 lakh female persons had taken their first dose and 75,320 had taken their second dose, so far.

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Special vaccination drive for pregnant mothers soon

The municipal officer of health (MoH) Dr Neeta Padalkar said, " The AMC will soon start a special vaccination drive for the pregnant women in the city. Presently, there is no stock of vaccines with us. However, as soon as the fresh stock of vaccines is made available from the government, we will implement the drive for them. There are no ill-effects of vaccine, instead, it is beneficial only."

Adds the president of Aurangabad Obstetrics and Gynaecologist Society Dr Anuradha Shewale, " The vaccine is indeed beneficial for pregnant women. Earlier, there was no permission, but recently, the government had granted permission to vaccinate these expecting mothers as a safety measure. Hence, pregnant women should not harbour any fear and take the vaccine. It helps in building immunity."

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