Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the Coronavirus Vaccine

Posted by Roberta Shanks - 14/12/2020

Who will be offered the coronavirus vaccine

The groups most at risk will be vaccinated first.  These are:

  • staff and residents in care homes
  • people aged 80 and over (or will be by 31 March, 2021)
  • frontline healthcare and social care staff

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and the coronavirus vaccine

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is effective and has a good safety profile. However, the vaccine has still to be assessed in pregnancy.

If you’re pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding you shouldn’t have the vaccine until more information is available, link to NHS Inform page, Here