Bhubaneswar: Commencement of vaccination of pregnant women against Covid may get delayed in Odisha.
Director of Health Services Dr Bijaya Kumar Mohapatra today declined to announce a timeline over the commencement of vaccination of pregnant women in the State.
“We cannot announce a timeline at this point,” said Mohapatra in response to a query from reporters seeking to know when vaccination of pregnant women would commence in the State.
The Health Director informed that the Central government has issued a fixed SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) on Covid vaccination of pregnant women.
“In accordance with that SOP, we will give training because it has its effect on pregnancy, lactation, and children. So we will go slowly step-wise as per SOP, there is no hurry,” he added.