According to officials, the PHC is always crowded because it covers four wards and six sectors of the Tiruchy Corporation.
Enraged by his analogy, a group of women burnt his effigy at Raghunathpally village in Jangaon district.
The research team led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine in the US found that 100 per cent of the infants had protective antibodies at birth.
They have to undergo counselling, check-up before vax; beneficiaries monitored for 10 days after vaccination
The frequency of calls reduced when people started accepting the vaccine.
The Health Department in Ariyalur has vaccinated 7,187 pregnant women, making the district the first in Tamil Nadu to achieve 100 per cent coverage in inoculating such women.
Expecting mother Mahima Mathew in Kottayam and Divya R Nair, 38, in Pathanamthitta died with similar symptoms two weeks after receiving their first dose of Covishield vaccine.
Tamil Nadu has vaccinated only 37 per cent of antenatal mothers against Covid-19.
Over the last four weeks, Tamil Nadu vaccinated 78,838 pregnant women followed by Andhra Pradesh with 34,228, Odisha with 29,821, Madhya Pradesh with 21,842, according to Ministry data.
The Union Health Ministry had approved inoculations for all pregnant women starting July 2 saying that they can opt for any available vaccines at any point during the pregnancy.
Bad roads, lack of transport and flooding has resulted in pregnant women in Telangana's Agency areas going into labour and giving birth to their babies even before they can reach the hospital.
The advisory said that while during an active infection, a mother should continue to breastfeed the baby but is advised to keep the baby at a distance of 6 feet from her when she is not breastfeeding.
As per guidelines, the beneficiaries were initially counselled about the benefits of the vaccine and the possible side effects. They were then administered the vaccine following their consent.
The health department has decided to start a campaign called ‘Mathrukavacham’ to give Covid vaccine to all pregnant women on a priority basis.
Three vaccines - Covaxin, Covishield and Sputnik V have received approval for restricted use. A pregnant woman, who opts for vaccination, can be vaccinated at any time of pregnancy.