Women can get Covid-19 vaccine anytime after delivery: experts

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New Delhi, 23/5 (Ao Bureau): Health service experts have said that a pregnant woman can get the Covid-19 vaccine anytime after giving birth. Experts also stressed the need to approve vaccination of pregnant women, so that they could be protected from infection. The government has recently approved the vaccination of lactating mothers. NITI Aayog member (Health) VK Paul recently clarified that women who breastfeed children can also be vaccinated.

He had said, “There were reports that vaccine mothers should not breastfeed their babies for a few days, but I want to clarify that breastfeeding should not be stopped and should be continued.” Under no circumstances should breastfeeding be stopped for even one hour. ”

Meanwhile, Dr. Khan Aamir Maroof, Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at the Delhi-based Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital and University Medical Sciences College, said that there is no threat to the newborn from breastfeeding the vaccinated mother.

“There is no reason to delay vaccination after delivery,” he said, adding that the breastfeeding mother does not need to take any special precautions in view of the vaccination and that she should take only those precautions which the common people have to take. Should be taken.
Dr. Lavlina Nadir, senior consultant, gynecologist and obstetrician at Rosewalk Hospital and Apollo Cradle Royal, said that vaccination can be done even during menstruation. He said, “Being infected with the corona virus does not mean that the delivery will be through the operation, but the possibility of premature delivery and delivery through the operation increases due to the mother becoming ill due to the infection. If a woman is cured after infection, she should be vaccinated within three months of recovering from the infection. ”

Nadir said that if the patient has taken the first dose and after that she is known to be pregnant, then she does not need to undergo an abortion because of it. He said, “Being pregnant does not increase the risk of getting infected with SARS-COV-2, but the treatment of an infected pregnant woman is more complicated than that of a woman who is not pregnant.” Experts vaccinated pregnant women The need has been emphasized so that they can be protected from infection.

Maroof said that no advice has yet been given to vaccinate pregnant women in government guidelines. “The reason for this is that Covid-19 vaccines have not been tested on pregnant women and there is no data on their safety and vaccine efficacy,” she said. The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India also recommends vaccination of pregnant women, as the risk of getting infected and dying in this global epidemic is high. It happens.

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