New guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises that COVID-19 vaccines should be offered to pregnant women at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group.
There have been no specific safety concerns identified with any brand of coronavirus vaccine in relation to pregnancy, and 90,000 pregnant women have been safely vaccinated in the United States.
As there is currently more data for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in pregnancy. Pregnant women will be offered these vaccines where they are available, after a conversation with a healthcare professional.
Remember, if you feel unwell and need urgent health help, go online to www.111.nhs.uk to get the right help, first time. If you need an urgent appointment, NHS 111 will direct you to the best place for your symptoms and can even book some types of appointment if you need one, so you don’t have to sit in a waiting room for a long time.
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