Covid Vaccination Of Pregnant Women To Commence After Orientation Of Healthcare Personnel On Guidelines

Bhubaneswar: Vaccination of pregnant women against Covid shall commence after training of healthcare personnel on the new guidelines.

Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) department PK Mohapatra today instructed all Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and Chief District Medical & Public Health Officers (CDM & PHOs) to put on hold Covid vaccination of pregnant women till training of healthcare managers and workers on the new guidelines of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).

Mohapatra informed that the MoHFW has communicated that an orientation of all States will be conducted shortly on the guidance note following that States will orient district level healthcare personnel on the said guidelines.

“Hence, all Districts / Municipal Corporations (MCs) are requested to wait till training of health care managers & workers on the MoHFW guidelines is done before commencing Covid vaccination of pregnant women,” Mohapatra said in the official communication.