Advice if you’re of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding
- Vaccines save lives – the best way you can keep you, your baby and your loved ones safe and out of hospital, is by coming forward to get your jab.
- According to the latest figures, the number of pregnant women being admitted to hospital with Covid-19 is increasing and many needing care are experiencing serious symptoms.
- Among the pregnant women hospitalised with the virus, just three women since May had been admitted after their first vaccine, while the vast majority, 98%, had not been vaccinated at all.
- This is a stark reminder and it’s why we’re urging mums to take action to safeguard themselves and their babies.
- Whether you’re pregnant, think you might be, or you are trying for a baby, we encourage you to take up the offer of a vaccine and get protected against Covid-19.
For the latest bite-sized advice for use with women, please see the Public Health England leaflet for all women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Midwives information leaflet and decision aid.