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Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights Files Petition in SC Seeking Directions for Initiation of Covid-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Women [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 24 May 2021 6:53pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights Files Petition in SC Seeking Directions for Initiation of Covid-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Women [READ ORDER]

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights has approached the Supreme Court with a writ petition seeking directions for starting Covid-19 vaccination for pregnant and lactating mothers.

Advocate Prateek K. Chadha filed the petition.

The petition submits that in India's phased roll-out of vaccination, which started from 16th January 2021 with vaccination of frontline workers and later extended to all adults from 1st May 2021, pregnant women and lactating mothers have been notably excluded. The petition challenges an Advisory issued by the Ministry of Health, and Family Welfare dated 14th January 2021, which is why pregnant women and lactating mothers are excluded from the ambit of vaccination.

The petitioner's case that new evidence has emerged supports vaccination of pregnant women and lactating mothers. The petition cites a position statement on covid vaccination for pregnant and breastfeeding women by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India, a medical professional organization representing obstetrics and gynaecology practitioners in India that supports vaccination for such women. The position statement is quoted in the petition as:

“…protection [of vaccination] should extend to pregnant and lactating women. The genuine benefits of vaccinating pregnant and lactating women seem far to outweigh any theoretical and remote risks of vaccination. Lactating women should also be considered as Covid vaccine candidates as there are no known adverse effects on the neonate who is breastfeeding. There is a passage of protective antibodies to the child, which may be a beneficial effect. The method of administering and monitoring the… Continue Reading...


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