While the World Health Organisation (WHO) had already recommended vaccination for pregnant women, in India, the Ministry of Health And Family Welfare (MoHFW) has only recently approved it.
Following this announcement, based on recommendations made by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI, the Union Health Ministry has issued fresh guidelines for vaccinating pregnant women.
The decision has been communicated to all the states and the Union Territories to implement it under the ongoing National COVID Vaccination Program.
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(Video scripted, produced and edited by Manasi Phadnis)