Covid-19 in Pregnancy

Health Visitors recommend women are vaccinated against Covid-19 during pregnancy to protect your health and that of your baby.

You are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill from Covid-19 if you are pregnant, especially if you are more than 28 weeks pregnant. Further advice and discussion about vaccination can be obtained from your Midwife, GP, or Health Visitor.

Once your baby is born, the Covid-19 vaccine is safe if you are breastfeeding as you cannot catch the virus from the vaccine nor pass this to your baby via breastmilk. Having the vaccine in pregnancy passes immunity onto your baby.

Further information and materials to help you decide about the vaccine can be found below.