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Vaccination & Pregnancy

Last updated 1 February 2022

  • If you would like a first or second dose vaccination appointment please check out our drop-in sessions 
  • 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 contact us: call our switchboard on 01874 622443 and ask to be put through to the midwifery team for your home address.

The following information about COVID-19 vaccination, pregnancy and breastfeeding is from the website of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Key messages

  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends that COVID-19 vaccination is offered to pregnant women. You can discuss the benefits and risks of having the vaccine with their healthcare professional and reach a joint decision based on individual circumstances.
  • You should not stop breastfeeding in order to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Women trying to become pregnant do not need to avoid pregnancy after vaccination and there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will affect fertility.
  • Having a COVID-19 vaccine will not remove the requirement for employers to carry out a risk assessment for pregnant employees, which should follow the rules set out in this government guidance.
  • The main vaccine currently available in our vaccination centres in Powys is Pfizer/BioNTech.

Resources to help you decide

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:

Information about your COVID-19 vaccination appointment in Powys

I already have a COVID vaccination appointment booked

Please ring the number in your appointment letter to request an appointment with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

I have not yet received my invitation for COVID vaccination

Please attend a drop-in session.

I have previously declined my invitation for COVID vaccination but would like an appointment.

Please attend a drop-in session.

Further Information

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 contact us: call our switchboard on 01874 622443 and ask to be put through to midwifery team for your home address.

Further information about COVID-19 vaccination, pregnancy and breastfeeding is available from the website of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

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