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70 pregnant women vaccinated in two days in Chandigarh | Chandigarh News


CHANDIGARH: The UT health department has started vaccinating pregnant women who are at high risk of catching Covid-19. “We have vaccinated 70 such women till date. The drive started from Tuesday,” said Dr Amandeep Kang, director health services, UT.
“We have asked these women to call us at our helpdesk 1075 in case there is any persistent headache or any other symptom after the jab. It will connect with our doctors and manage the case accordingly,” said Kang.
For pregnant women, there is no extra word of caution as they can also take paracetamol for fever. “We do not advise anything else. But if they feel breathless or have a headache, our helpdesk can arrange for an ambulance. Till now, we have not reported any adverse event in this group,” said Kang. The department is counselling such women who come to the antenatal clinics. “While checking their blood pressure, our ANMs counsel them. We hope through word of mouth more women might come forward,” said Dr Kang.





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