WHO recommends jabs for pregnant women, but India is still cautious
- Even though many countries have begun pregnant women’s covid-19 vaccination, the Indian government has so far been conservative citing lack of clinical trial data
An interim guidance by the World Health Organization (WHO) to permit vaccination of pregnant women when its benefits outweigh potential risks has cleared the way for India to expand its immunization drive to this sub-group. The global health agency last week said pregnant women may be vaccinated if they face high risk of exposure to covid, and if they have co-morbid conditions.
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