Pregnant women now eligible for Covid-19 vaccination; CoWIN registration..
As you may be aware that The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) announced on 2nd July, that women who are pregnant can now take the vaccine against COVID-19. As it expands the eligibility criteria to help protect expecting mothers and their unborn babies from the disease, MoHFW said that the available Covid vaccines are useful for pregnant women, and they should get vaccinated. So, if your employees and dependents are currently on the family line (read as expecting their child/ pregnant) and thinking of getting vaccinated, here is what the government says about the safety and side-effects in its operational guidance for COVID-19 vaccination of pregnant women.
According to the Union Health Ministry’s guidelines, expectant mothers can get vaccinated at any point of time during their pregnancy. It says that pregnant women are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant women, if they get infected. As these pregnant women who may have advanced maternal age or obesity or high body mass index and those with pre-existing co-morbidities like Diabetes or organ transplant or respiratory diseases or heart diseases among others are at a high risk of developing complications after COVID-19 infection.
The guidelines also specify, that in case a woman has been infected with COVID-19 during the current pregnancy, then she should be vaccinated soon after the delivery.
In case, you are interested in placing the order for Covaxin / Covishield (preferably Covaxin, as the gap between 2 dose is only 28 days) for expecting mothers for your employees and their dependents , please do let us know the number of employees + dependents to be vaccinated, this will help us in coordinating with you to prioritize the same. Kindly share the requirements by e-mail.
Please note that the above coordination is subject to the confirmation of the order and advance payment for the vaccine in full.
We will intimate the process for inoculation, price and logistics required for the vaccination, well in advance. In case, there are any further questions, request you to kindly call the undersigned. Else, we will wait for your e-mail.
Thank you and look forward to your response.