In Mumbai, more than a thousand lactating women have taken the vaccine, but why has not a single pregnant woman taken the vaccine? Whereas Mumbai is the first city in the country which had announced to give vaccine to pregnant women.
Pregnant women are not coming forward for the vaccine in Mumbai
So far 1032 lactating women have taken the vaccine in Mumbai. But not a single pregnant woman has come forward to take the vaccine so far. Whereas Mumbai is the first city in the country which has announced vaccination for pregnant women. All it is necessary for pregnant women is to sign a consent form and bring a certificate from their gynecologist that they are fully fit for vaccination. But till now not a single pregnant woman has come forward to take the vaccine.
Three reasons are being given behind pregnant women not coming forward for vaccination. One, due to the lack of awareness among pregnant women, there are many apprehensions in their mind that after taking the vaccine, they will have any possible side effect on their unborn child. Two, vaccination centers do not want to increase their workload and three, doctors are escaping their responsibilities.
Vaccination centers have problems in giving vaccine to pregnant women
Vaccination centers are not showing enthusiasm in giving vaccine to pregnant women. For them, separate arrangements for pregnant women and increased workloads like checking certificates and filling up consent forms are the reasons which seem to add to the burden of already increased work. In the crisis of vaccine shortage, when the lines are very crowded and a large number of people have to return home from the center without getting the vaccine, the employees of the vaccine centers have to face the anger of the people. Working under so much stress, he is not ready to take any different interest in taking work pressure on himself.
Why do doctors not advise pregnant women to take the vaccine?
Doctors say that why the government does not issue any guidelines at the national level, following the rules related to which pregnant women can take the vaccine. Why has the government put the onus on doctors to give certificates? After all, why should they take the risk of something untoward? In such a situation, doctors are also hesitant to give the certificate. However, not all doctors are like this. Many doctors say that they are ready to give the certificate. But till now no pregnant woman has come to him and asked for a certificate.
FOGSI explains the benefits of vaccination to pregnant women
As far as the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI), an organization working on matters related to obstetrics, has dismissed the apprehensions related to vaccination for pregnant women, but the dual benefits of giving the vaccine to pregnant women. are counted. The Federation says that by taking the vaccine by a pregnant woman, both the mother and the child get protection from corona.
Mumbai has taken steps, no guidelines have come at the national level.
In fact, some experts also believe that the ‘National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19’ has not yet clarified any national guidelines for immunization of pregnant women, while the BMC commissioner has written a letter to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan for this. also written. Until this happens, doubts will not be resolved and pregnant women will not come forward for the vaccine.
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