The Odisha government on Saturday asked the district authorities and medical officers to wait for the training of healthcare workers before
commencing COVID-19 vaccination of pregnant women, an official said.
"We received yesterday a letter from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with a guidance note on COVID vaccination of pregnant women. The MoHFW communicated that an orientation of all states will be conducted shortly," Additional Chief Secretary (health) PK Mohapatra said in a letter to all district collectors and others,
After that, district-level healthcare personnel will be oriented on the said guidelines, the letter said.