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Information for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding about the COVID-19 vaccine

Faculty of Paediatrics

Information for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding about the COVID-19 vaccine

Last updated 11 February 2022

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in conjunction with the Irish Medicines in Pregnancy Service at the Rotunda Hospital, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and the National Women and Infants Health Programme (NWIHP) have compiled information for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Questions and Answers for pregnant and breastfeeding women about COVID-19 vaccination

Updated 11 February 2022

What we know about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines has evolved since the pandemic first began. We now have more information about the potentially serious impact of COVID-19 on pregnant woman. We also now have more information on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy. This Questions & Answers document has been updated to reflect current evidence and recommendations in Ireland.

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