Over 60 lakh women get pregnant in Uttar Pradesh each year and they are the latest addition to the list of eligible persons for Covid-19 vaccination. With this, the vaccination target for UP would go up to 14 crore people by the end of the year. As the state prepares to mobilise expectant mothers to come forward and take their shot, Shailvee Sharda spoke to Dr Kanupriya Singhal, health specialist with UNICEF, to answer some key questions. Q: Why is it necessary for pregnant women to take Covid-19 vaccine? Does pregnancy increase the risk of infection in any way? A: No, pregnancy does not increase the risk of Covid-19 infection. That is a myth, but their health may deteriorate rapidly during Covid and that might affect the baby. Therefore, they need to be extra cautious and take all available measures to safeguard themselves. Q: How can Covid-19 affect pregnant women? A: Data indicates that majority of the pregnant women—almost 90%—are likely to develop asymptomatic disease. This means that they may recover without any need for hospitalization, but rapid deterioration in health may occur in a few. Symptomatic pregnant women appear to be at an increased risk of severe disease and… Read full this story
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