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Delhi: Pregnant and lactating women can now get COVID vaccination at check-up clinics

 The Centre had approved Covid-19 vaccination for lactating women on May 19 and pregnant women from June 25.

Delhi Pregnant and lactating women can now get COVID vaccination at check-up clinics-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 14, 2021, 10:46 AM IST
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Pregnant and lactating women in Delhi can now avail Covid-19 vaccination at clinics where they go for their ante-natal and post-natal check-ups, according to an order issued by the Delhi government.

The issued order states that lactating women can get vaccine doses at the sites where they go for routine immunisation of their children. The order states that the medical officer and the vaccinator are already present in the health facility along with the vaccines, as these centres also serve as cold chain points.

“In order to enhance coverage of vulnerable cohort of pregnant and lactating women, it is directed that their Covid-19 Vaccination may be done at the health facility site where they report for their regular ANC/PNC (ante-natal/post-natal check-ups), on the designated days of the week,” said the order issued by the health department.

“Medical officers and health officers are already present in the facility along with the vaccines, as these centres also serve as cold chain points. Vaccination shall be done through CoWin portal in walk-in mode. Training of vaccinators for conduct of these sessions on CoWin must be ensured,” it further said.

The initiative aims at enhanced coverage of pregnant and lactating women and district health officials have been requested to ensure immediate operationalisation.

"Based on @DCPCR's recommendations, the Delhi Govt's Health Department has issued orders allowing lactating mothers to get themselves vaccinated for Covid-19 at the centres (& the same day) meant for children's routine immunisation. They no longer need to make separate visits now," Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) Chairman Anurag Kundu said in a tweet.

The Centre had approved Covid-19 vaccination for lactating women on May 19 and pregnant women from June 25.

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