Nat'l committee suggests vaccination to pregnant, lactating women
Published : Monday, 2 August, 2021 at 3:51 PM Count : 268
The National Immunization Technical Advisory Group on Monday recommended vaccination to the pregnant and lactating women.
Prof Dr Be-Nazir Ahmed, a member of the group, on Monday told media that pregnant and lactating women can be administered the Covid-19 vaccine.
"The government seeks vaccine-related advices from us and we advice them. In line with this, the matter related to vaccinate the pregnant and lactating women came in a meeting for discussion today (Monday)," he added
He said Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh wants these women be vaccinated.
Prof Dr Be-Nazir Ahmed informed that the organisation's president through a power point presentation upheld the positions of the World Health Organisation and different countries on vaccination of pregnant and lactating women.
"In light with the presentation, we recommended vaccination. It is the government who will take decision in this regard," he said.