Pregnancy and the Covid-19 Vaccination

You can get a COVID-19 vaccine if you are pregnant or think you might be, breastfeeding or trying for a baby or might get pregnant in the future.

Here are the facts:

  • There’s no evidence the COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on your chances of becoming pregnant
  • There’s no need to avoid getting pregnant after being vaccinated
  • You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccines and cannot pass it to your baby through your breast milk
  • It is better for you, and your baby, to have the vaccine rather than the COVID infection – watch the video below to find out how COVID-19 affects pregnant women

Useful information

Below is a collection of resources for women of childbearing age or those that are pregnant or breastfeeding:


Case Studies

The Royal College of Midwives and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists jointly state there is no evidence to suggest that the COVID-19 vaccines will affect fertility or harm the baby. Such claims are speculative and not supported by any data.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are the preferred vaccines for pregnant women of any age who are coming forward for their first dose. Anyone who has already received their first dose and is offered their second one whilst pregnant, should have a second dose with the same vaccine unless they receive alternative advice from a health professional.

Last Updated on 8 September 2021

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