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I am pregnant, can I have the vaccine?

Yes, if you are pregnant, you should consider getting vaccinated. You are encouraged to read the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists’ decision aid at this link: https://www.rcog.org.uk/covid-vaccine before attending your vaccination appointment. The information in this aid can help you make an informed decision. If you have any further questions speak to your midwife or GP.

We know many vaccines can be given safely in pregnancy, but COVID-19 vaccines have not been tested in pregnancy. More than 90,000 pregnant women have been vaccinated with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in the USA with no safety issues identified. These vaccines are therefore preferred for pregnant women.
There is also a separate leaflet: COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for all women who are planning a pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding. You do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.