The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists state that vaccination is the best way to protect against the known risks of coronavirus in pregnancy for both women and babies, including admission to intensive care and premature birth.
“The decision whether to have the vaccination in pregnancy is your choice. Make sure you understand as much as you can about COVID-19 and about the vaccine and you may want to discuss your options with a trusted source like your doctor or midwife,” it adds.
The vaccines that are used in the UK are not “live” vaccines and so cannot cause coronavirus infection in pregnant people’s babies.
It is recommended that pregnant people, as a minimum, should follow the same guidance on the pandemic as everyone else.