Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the Coronavirus Vaccine – Updated Guidance

Posted by Carsten Mandt - 12/01/2021

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine guidance for pregnant and breastfeeding women has been updated since our last news post in December.

Vaccination in pregnancy could be considered where either:

  • your risk of exposure to coronavirus is high and cannot be avoided
  • you have underlying conditions that place you at very high risk of serious complications of coronavirus.

In these circumstances, you should discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with your health professional.

If you’re breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed, you may be offered the coronavirus vaccine after a discussion with your health professional.

Find more information on the NHS Inform website.