Pregnant women are being reassured that having the COVID-19 vaccination is the best and safest way to protect them and their baby from the serious complications that can be caused by the virus.
Chief Nurse, Susan Masters, said:
“It is important for all sectors of the community to receive the vaccine to reduce the number of people who are seriously ill with COVID-19. This is no different in pregnancy and the COVID-19 virus can make women very unwell in the later stages of pregnancy.”
Public Health England states that the COVID-19 vaccines available in the UK have been shown to be safe and effective during pregnancy or whilst breast-feeding. As the vaccine does not contain live coronavirus, it therefore cannot cause COVID-19 infection in a pregnant woman or in her baby.
To find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine, including how to get it, please visit the NHS website.