Covid vaccination: Will pregnant women be prioritised? Final decision on Monday

Covid vaccination: Will pregnant women be prioritised? Final decision on Monday

9 May 2021 06:38 pm

Discussions are currently underway as to whether pregnant women should be given priority in vaccination, said State Minister Channa Jayasumana, revealing that a final decision will be taken in this regard by Monday.

Many pregnant women are being treated for the virus and recent reports revealed that a pregnant woman with a positive Covid status died. In view of this situation, many parties are of the suggestion that the government should be prioritising pregnant women in the vaccination program against the pandemic. 

Minister Jayasumana noted that the Committee of Experts on Covid has also paid attention on having them vaccinated immediately, based on the prevailing situation of the country.

MIAP