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Covid-19 vaccine can be given to pregnant women, says health ministry

ICMR Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava said vaccines are very useful for pregnant women

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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava said, “The health ministry has given guidelines that the vaccine can be given to pregnant woman." 

He said vaccines are very useful for pregnant women. As for vaccinating children, ICMR has started a study on kids between 2 years to 18 years. The results of this study are expected by September. Bhargava, however, said there is only one country currently vaccinating children and whether very small children will ever need vaccines, is still a question.

“Till such time, we have more data on vaccination of children, we would not

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First Published: Jun 26 2021 | 12:03 AM IST

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