Last Updated 30 April 2021
The following information about COVID-19 vaccination, pregnancy and breastfeeding is from the website of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Resources to help with decision making
If you are pregnant and have been offered a COVID-19 vaccine, the decision whether to have the vaccination is your choice. You may find the following resources helpful:
I already have a COVID vaccination appointment booked
Please ring 02921 841234 to request an appointment with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
I have not yet received my invitation for COVID vaccination
We will invite everyone aged 18 and over by the end of July so please look out for your invitation letter. When you receive your invitation letter, please ring the number in your appointment letter to request an appointment with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
You can also join our Vaccination Standby list and we may invite you for vaccination in the event of cancellations. Please complete our Vaccination Standby form. Our Vaccination Standby list offers you the opportunity to let our team know that you are pregnant.
I have previously declined my invitation for COVID vaccination but would like an appointment.
Please complete our Leave Nobody Behind form or phone 02921 841234.
I received the AstraZeneca vaccine for my first dose and have questions about my second dose
Although pregnancy increases the risk of clotting conditions, there is no evidence that pregnant women, those in the post-partum or women on the contraceptive pill are at higher risk of the specific condition of thrombosis in combination with thrombocytopenia after the AstraZeneca vaccine. Please go ahead with your second dose unless you had a severe adverse reaction, in which case please talk to your midwife. You can find more information on the AstraZeneca section of our website.
If you are pregnant and have questions about COVID-19 vaccination please talk to your midwife.
If you are pregnant and do not yet have a midwife please call our Community Midwives Office on 02920 745030.
Further information about COVID-19 vaccination, pregnancy and breastfeeding is available from the website of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).